ODBC Link failing when opening the database from Code

I have an Access front-end to SQL Server back-end.

Additionally there is an ODBC link to our accounts package, Sage.

When I open the database by double-clicking the icon, it all works fine.

However, I get the database to open automatically from a procedure in Excel to make it easier for the users. When this happens the ODBC link to Sage fails.

Does anyone have any ideas why opening the database from code breaks the link to Sage?

Thanks
LJKMartinAsked:
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LJKMartinAuthor Commented:
Thanks for thinking about this.

The administrators of the Sage program suspect that it's being slow to respond, so the problem is nothing that I can change.

Thanks again.
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LJKMartinAuthor Commented:
This is the code in Excel:  

Set accObj = CreateObject("access.application")
        Set FSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
        If FSO.FileExists(Environ("Userprofile") & "\Desktop\XMLSubmit.laccdb") Then
            AppActivate ("Microsoft Access - XMLSubmit")
            If Not accObj Is Nothing Then
                With accObj
                    .docmd.openform "frmProcessOrders", , , "[f1cSCOrder]= '" & stSCOrd & "'"
                    .UserControl = True
                .Forms!frmprocessorders!txtchecklist.Value = stFailValidation
                End With
            End If
        Else
            Set accObj = CreateObject("access.application")
            accObj.OpenCurrentDatabase Environ("UserProfile") & "\Desktop\XMLSubmit.accdb"
        End If
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Jim P.Commented:
Let's see, you are connecting from Excell to an Access DB to connect to to a SQL DB?

Why not go direct from Excel to the SQL Server?
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LJKMartinAuthor Commented:
The problem is probably to be something outside my control
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