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Can't update MS SQL2005 table from MS Access form

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I'm trying to update a field in an MS SQL 2005 table from a form in MS Access.  I keep getting a Write Conflict but I'm the only one using the db.  I get the same error even if I try to update a record in the table without going through the form. I'm the db admin for the database.  I can append with no problem.  The table has a primary key.  Any ideas?
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by:mbizup
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If you have bit  fields in your table try setting allow nulls to false
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by:WhamMcC
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You may be onto something but when I attempt to change the data type not allow nulls, I get the following error message:


'Rebates' table
- Unable to modify table.  
Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'Prep01', table 'dbSalesInfo.dbo.Tmp_Rebates'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails.
The statement has been terminated.

Is this because I have nulls  and if so how can I get rid of them?
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by:gnetgnet
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Can you initialize the values to spaces if char or 0 if numeric?
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mbizup earned 500 total points
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Set the default value of the field to False and if you have any existing NULLS in your bit column, make a backup and run an update query to set them to false:

UPDATE YourTable
SET YourField = False
WHERE YourField IS NULL


(Allowing nulls in bit fields is one consistent cause of that WriteConflict error that I have seen in upsized Access databases.)
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by:WhamMcC
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Thank you!
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