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Updating Sharepoint From Access

Posted on 2011-09-17
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I have a Sharepoint list that track sales opportunities.  I linked the list to an Access 2010 database so that I could run validation checks against the data.  If my validation process finds an error I update the Sharepoint list with an error message.  A sharepoint workflow then runs to send an email message to the owner of the opportunity.  The next time the process runs if the error has been corrected I clear out the error message columns on the sharepoint list.  This is where I'm getting some very strange behavior.  The update sets three column values but in addition to those three columns all of my multiline text columns are cleared.

Has anyone seen something like this before?

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UPDATE sales_opportunity_sp 
SET 
sales_opportunity_sp.[Message] = Null, 
sales_opportunity_sp.[Message Sent] = -1, 
sales_opportunity_sp.[Message Sent Count] = 0
WHERE sales_opportunity_sp.ID = 857;

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This is an unsupported method of updating a SharePoint list. You can retrieve data this way but updating is not supported. SharePoint has data types person, choice that have no equivalent in access.

You should update the SharePoint list through the SharePoint access model.
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Not happy with the answer but neverless I have an answer.
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