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Populating Record Set from Outside Database

Frank Sellers
Last Modified: 2012-06-01
I would like to:

  1. Create a record set (RS) in one MS Access database (DB1)
  2. Populate it with data in a table in a different database (DB2)
  3. Copy  RS data into a 'twin' table in DB1
  4. Empty RS

Can this be done without even officially 'opening' DB2?

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Frank SellersAnalyst/Developer


Thanks, angelIII !

I had no idea I could do this.  It's work great if I can create the query in DB1 and then populate it with data from a table in DB2.  From what little I've read, it seems like I have to create the query in DB2, however, and access it from DB1, which won't work for my needs; there are actually going to be several DB2s and I can't create queries in all of them - I just need to get to the data.

Later this morning when I have more time I'll thoroughly read the articles and let you know if this solved my problem.  Even if it doesn't give me specifically what I need, it's a great thing to know!

(No points- just a follow up to Angels post)
The second example at the top of the article is an exact model of  what you have asked for.
Frank SellersAnalyst/Developer


The first link has been the most useful.


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