Editable CROSS JOIN query?

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Q:  Is there such an animal as an editable CROSS JOIN / CROSSTAB query?

I have an Access 2010 FE - SQL 2010 BE project where I'm dealing with a 2D grid-like table, and each row-column combination (aka cell) can have multiple versions.

Table:  comment
Columns:  id (identity), row_id, column_id, value

The row_id and column_id isbasically a 2D grid, where I have to allow users to enter their own series of values (think the game Battleship, where user can create their own A2, A3, B2, B3, J2, J3, etc. out of a defined range of A-J and 1-10, where there will be either 0 or 1 rows for each A2, A3.. value)

I can display these series (aka A2, A3, B2, B3, J2, J3) using a CROSS JOIN or CROSSTAB query, but it will be read-only.

Without the ability to create an editable CROSS JOIN, I'm looking at creating a Stored Proc that accepts @row_id, @column_id, and @value, and inserting/deleting that way.  

Thanks.
Jim
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
jim,
don't know if you have seen this yet, just for reference and possible solution

When can I update data from a query?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa198446%28office.10%29.aspx
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorAuthor Commented:
Helpful for other purposes, thanks, but for this one it confirmes that crosstab queries are read only.

I'm leaning towards the SP approach to edit cells anyways.  The only disadvantage I can think of would be the time writing it + the time to refresh the form, but it saves me a lot of other headaches.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
i think that would be the only way to do it.

see this similar process created by cyberkiwi for minesweeper
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/Q_26487697.html#a33724604
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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