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I need help accessing SQL Server from an Access application

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Hi Experts,
I have to create an Access 2003 form and report that queries from a SQL Server 2005 database.  Can this be done? How can I do this?

Thanks in advance,
mrotor
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Yes, it is possible. You may follow the link below to get some insights on how to do it.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/ways-to-work-with-sql-server-data-in-access-HA001034599.aspx

sincerely,
Ed
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by:Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP
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Yes it can. Access is a great report writing tool for SQL Server databases.

Basic Steps:
1) Craete a ODBC connection to the SQL server datasbe in teh Control Panel.
2) Create linked tables to the SQL using the ODBC connection as the source.
3) create your query(s)
4) create your report(s) and form(s).




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Another approach that you may consider as well is a DNS-less connection as explained on the link below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892490

Sincerely,
Ed
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