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Linking Access DB to PostgreSQL backend from individual PCs

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I am developing an Access 2007 database (front end) with a PostgreSQL backend for a software development team.  Each team member has a stand alone version of the postgres database running on their machine that contain all the data tables.  They just need a front end GUI to easily change/enter data in those tables as they generate/test code.
On my PC, I have imported/linked the tables from the Postgres db and am building a GUI interface in Access.  My question is....when I load the Access database on each team member's PC, do I need to re-import those tables?  And if so, will my GUIs work or do I have to relink those to the imported tables as well?

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So long as the posgresql server ip address/server name is declared consistently in each client you shouldn't have to relink.
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<<when I load the Access database on each team member's PC, do I need to re-import those tables? >>

Importing is pulling the data into the MDB itself.  If they are running against different  Postgres db's and the data that was imported is different, then yes you'd need to re-import.

<<And if so, will my GUIs work or do I have to relink those to the imported tables as well?  >>

<<  Each team member has a stand alone version of the postgres database running on their machine that contain all the data tables.  >>

 First, you don't link imported tables; it's one or the other.  Either you link to an external data source or you import and the data is now local in the MDB/ACE file.

 If you've linked to a table in an external DB, as long as the DB is in the same place, can be accessed with the same credentials, and has the same structure, then no you need do nothing.

 If any of those are different, then you will need to refresh or recreate the links.

Jim.
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Thank you.
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