UPsizing to SQL Server and Local Reference

Posted on 2011-03-05
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have an enternal Access accb that contained all of my tables for a front end applicaition. I upsized those tables to a SQL Server. When I set up the link to the front end to the SQL server, it appends dbo_ to the table name. Is there a way to keep thios from happening when setting up the link? I don't want to have to locally rename all of the tables fro all users.

Question by:ChuckRush
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peter57r earned 1000 total points
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Won't you be re-issuing the front-end ?  You're bound to have to change it in some ways to use a SQL server backend.  So you only have to rename the tables once in your development front-end.

But you could write code to rename all the tables to exclude the dbo prefix.

dim tdf as dao.tabledef
for each tdf in currentdb.tabledefs
if left(tdf.name, 4) = "dbo_" then tdf.name = mid(tdf.name, 5)
next tdf

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ID: 35046215
Thanks Peter!

I used this in conjunction wi th docmd.rename. I somehow thought that there was a hidden step that i was missing.

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