MS Access linked tables

Posted on 2012-08-23
Last Modified: 2012-08-23
Is there a maximum number of tables that can be linked in an Access database?  If so, how many.
Question by:uad
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    by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP)
    Don't recall ever seeing a limit.
    How many do you have in mind ?

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    by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP)
    Only thing so of related is this:

    "Number of open tables 2048; the actual number may be less because of tables opened internally by Microsoft Access "

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    Obviously there may be some "performance" issue if you are linking to many tables in many databases, many locations...
    But like MX, I don't know of any hard "Limit"

    As a wild guess, I would think that a "Low" limit might be 255...?
    Based on my experience, ...I have worked with Databases that had over 100 linked tables
    Perhaps MX has more experience with DB's with more linked tables than this.

    But again, this is just a wild guess.

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    Thank you - I will keep this in mind.

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