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This will be my first attempt at setting up an SQL view and I am hoping that someone out there can answer a couple quick questions for me. I need to select data from a SQL table located off-site and bring that data into Microsoft access locally. Will the SQL View code reside offsite where the SQL database resides or is it on my side where my computer and Microsoft access resides?

Our J.D. Edwards ERP system is managed by an off-site company, Titan Technologies Inc. The data that I need will come from the SAL server located at Titan across our data line to our local office here in Newton North Carolina. Could someone give me a very quick blow-by-blow education or point me to a place where I can get the information that I require.

Below, is what I believed to be the correct code for my first SQL View.

CREATE VIEW F4111 AS
SELECT PRODDTA.F4111.ILNLIN, PRODDTA.F4111.ILITM, PRODDTA.F4111.ILLITM, PRODDTA.F4111.ILAITM, PRODDTA.F4111.ILLOCN, PRODDTA.F4111.ILTRNO, PRODDTA.F4111.ILFRTO, PRODDTA.F4111.ILKIT, PRODDTA.F4111.ILMMCU, PRODDTA.F4111.ILKCO, PRODDTA.F4111.ILDOC, PRODDTA.F4111.ILDCT, PRODDTA.F4111.ILJELN, PRODDTA.F4111.ILICU, PRODDTA.F4111.ILGLPT, PRODDTA.F4111.ILDCTO, PRODDTA.F4111.ILDOCO, PRODDTA.F4111.ILKCOO, PRODDTA.F4111.ILLNID, PRODDTA.F4111.ILIPCD, PRODDTA.F4111.ILTRDJ, PRODDTA.F4111.ILTRUM, PRODDTA.F4111.ILAN8, PRODDTA.F4111.ILTREX, PRODDTA.F4111.ILTREF, PRODDTA.F4111.ILTRQT, PRODDTA.F4111.ILUNCS, PRODDTA.F4111.ILUKID, PRODDTA.F4111.ILCRDJ, PRODDTA.F4111.ILAID, PRODDTA.F4111.ILASID, PRODDTA.F4111.ILMCUZ, PRODDTA.F4111.ILOBJ, PRODDTA.F4111.ILSBL, PRODDTA.F4111.ILSUB, PRODDTA.F4111.ILUOM2, PRODDTA.F4111.ILCMOO, PRODDTA.F4111.ILRE, PRODDTA.F4111.ILSBLT, PRODDTA.F4111.ILSQOR, PRODDTA.F4111.ILVPEJ, PRODDTA.F4111.ILHDGJ, PRODDTA.F4111.ILSHAN, PRODDTA.F4111.ILOPSQ, PRODDTA.F4111.ILRFLN, PRODDTA.F4111.ILTGN, PRODDTA.F4111.ILLOTC, PRODDTA.F4111.ILSVDT, PRODDTA.F4111.ILLRCD, PRODDTA.F4111.ILRLOT, PRODDTA.F4111.ILLPNU
FROM PRODDTA.F4111
WHERE (((PRODDTA.F4111.ILMCU) Like '       31101' Or (PRODDTA.F4111.ILMCU) Like '       31110' Or (PRODDTA.F4111.ILMCU) Like '       31120' Or (PRODDTA.F4111.ILMCU) Like '       31130' Or (PRODDTA.F4111.ILMCU) Like '       31140' Or (PRODDTA.F4111.ILMCU) Like '       31150'));
Regards,

Tw
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Question by:Tom Winslow
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Views are stored in the server database. Views are handled just like Tables, in regard to linking, opening via recordsets, etc.

What is it you want to do after building and saving the View on the server? If your goal is to store the data locally, then the best way to do that is to link to the table or view, and then use something like a SELECT INTO statement to save the data into a local table.

To do THAT,, you'd need to build and link the view, and then do this AFTER you've linked the view:

Currentdb.Execute "SELECT * INTO MyLocalTable FROM MyLinkedView."

Note that "MyLocalTable" cannot already exist, so you might need to use a DROP statement first:

Currentdb.Execute "DROP MyLocalTable"
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by:Tom Winslow
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I need to get the data local into an MS Access database. Should I use a PassThru Query or can I link directly to the View in the same manner that I currently link to the tables?
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You could use a PassThrough, but in  general if you need to localize the data a simple linked table with the SELECT or INSERT query works best.
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by:Tom Winslow
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I am wanting to use Views because:

1. The tables are too large to access all of the needed data directly with an ODBC connection to the table. The view employs filtering for the needed data.
2. Security. The Associate that will be using the data cannot have access to the entire table(s).

Not being familiar with VIEWS, I am assuming that security can be applied to the VIEW.

tw
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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You can treat an SQL View the same as you do a table, so yes you could apply security to a View independent of it's root tables.

However, you're talking apples and oranges when you refer to a PassThrough vs a View.

A PassThrough Query in Access is simply a query that is "passed through" Access to the source database, as defined in the Connect property of that Query. Your PassThrough query could point to a View, or a Table.

A linked View is no different than a linked Table, as far as Access is concerned.

So you could have either one - a linked View, or a PassThrough query that is build using a View on the server.
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by:Tom Winslow
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Great! All my questions answered. I am off and running.

Thanks.

tw
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