Linked table Access

Posted on 2012-08-31
Last Modified: 2013-02-21
I have 2 tables in MS Access 2010.  

The main tables rest in Database 1 and are linked into the user front end (Database 2).

I have established relationships between these tables in both databases.  However, I want to use to be able to click on the drill down button to amend data lying in the sub table in Database 2.  The "plus" icon is not available to me in Database 2 when I opne the parent table - is this because the tables are linked?  Is there some other way of doing this from database 2 or can drilling down only be down within the main database (database 1) holding the data?

I hope this makes sense.

Thank you
Question by:Susan Stevenson
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    by:Rey Obrero
    you maybe referring to subDataSheet... have a read on this

    scroll down to the topic   > Tables: SubdatasheetName,

    i, for one disable this feature for reason stated in the  above link..
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    by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
    Generally, if you have a two tables that needs to relate directly to one another, as you imply, then both tables should reside in the backend, and be linked to the front-end.
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    ...If, on the other hand, the tables really must be in separate Databases, you can still use the Form wizard to create a Main/Subform.
    *However* (obviously) you will not be able to enforce Referential Integrity.

    If a true One to Many relationship is needed, then you may wish to rethink your current design and evaluate the posts by the previous experts.


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