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Lookup field not translating between Access 2007 database and MOSS 2007 lists

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When I export and link my tables from Access 2007 into Sharepoint, all of the lookups disappear. For example, a filtered lookup (query) for values of type number meeting a certain criteria, only show up in Sharepoint as a column of type number and uses a text box rather than a drop down displaying multiple values returned by the filtered query. What can i do to solve this?
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Tables that use a query to lookup values do not transfer the query when moving to SharePoint.  If you use a value list for the lookup in your table, that list will be transfered, but not the results of a query.  Unfortunately, this is a limitation of the transfer process.

Here's an article that goes into more depth about the limitations of transfering tables from Access to SharePoint: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/export-a-table-or-query-to-a-sharepoint-site-HA001230314.aspx
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Thanks for the definitive answer to prevent me from chasing something that isn't do-able.
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