Access 2007 Question:  How do I link Microsoft database to an area on the server.

Posted on 2012-08-13
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hi Everyone,

I would like to know how can I link to a machine address or server code automatically to a input form so the user would not have to add the code to input screen when they order. I have attached two screens displaying the input form and the initial table that the form relates to. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Question by:jjc9809
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Do you mean you want to link your database to a server-based datafile? If so, you need to create Linked Tables.


See the section titled "Link to SQL Server Data", about halfway through the document.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Not sure of your terminology here ("machine address or server code"?) but you can use a function like this to get the Network User Name:

Then you can insert this value automatically when a new record is created;
On the current event of the form, do something like this:

If me.NewRecord then
end if
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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In the big picture, the vendor should be "Logging In" to the database, then any information associated with the vendor can be passed to the form automatically.
The Vendor ID will be stored, but the Vendor Name will be displayed
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 2000 total points
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Or if the "User" is selecting the vendor, then you can use something like this...
(See attached database)

In the end, you need to provide us with more information on this system.

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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Here is a sample of a "Log In" form system
(When you click the new record button the VendorID is added to the table and the Vendor Name is displayed)

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