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Posted on 2011-09-26
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I have three forms that access three different tables. All the tables are linked to SQL Server tables. The tables when opened directly are fine. I can add and edit. However when I access the same tables through forms desiged for users to have access to, the forms all open with a message box error 3027 cannot update. Object is read only.
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Question by:rawilken
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Is Allow Edits set to Yes (see image)

Is there more that one table in the Recordsource of the form, eg a query with more than on table? If so, try the Recordset Type setting shown.

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by:rawilken
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No, one table per form. The key field is in each form. Besides, the recordset type for all was set for inconsistent updates.
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Humm.  btw, Inconsistent updates only applies if there is more than on table in a query driving the form.

Must be something with SQL Server ... or I'm forgetting something.
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You get this error *as* the form opens?  Is there some code in the Open, Load or Current event that is trying to modify a field(s) ?

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by:rawilken
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No code in load or current. I is not likely SQL Server as I reported I can open the table directly in MS Access and edit records. The edits are only disallowed in the forms.
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Ok ... so when exactly does this error occur ? When you try to edit/add a record ? Or literally when the Form is opening?

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by:rawilken
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Literally when the form is opening!
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Well ... unless it's something specific about being linked to an SQL table, I'm not seeing how that error can occur without some field(s) update attempt ... which would have to come from some code trying to modify a field(s).

And I see the actual error is

accesserror(3027)
Cannot update.  Database or object is read-only.
Is the DB somehow being opened Read Only ?  Any chance it's inside of a Zip file ?

mx
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by:rawilken
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No zip file either. Boggles my mind too!
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by:rawilken
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Not read only, remember I can make updates to tables directly.
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"remember I can make updates to tables directly."
Yeah.  And you mean from within the db by opening a linked table.

Is one of the SQL tables small enough wherein (as a test) you could create a local table, then use that is the RecordSource to a form that has this issue ?

mx

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by:rawilken
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might
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Try that.  If same problem, upload db.

mx
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Even if you just get a few records in the table ....

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by:rawilken
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Can't get access to the db now. It is on a remote PC. I can't connect to remote PC. Might be locked, off, or in use. I connect remotely to work on it. Will either try later tonight or tomorrow.
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Sooo ... this only happens on a remote connection ?

mx
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No this problem happens using local connection to SQL Server.
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Found the error in the code. It was missing an Exit Sub statement.
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by:rawilken
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it was an error I eventually found in my own code, on my own
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