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Populating Record Set from Outside Database

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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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.
The first link has been the most useful.