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reading a table from another access database

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Can I read a table in a query from a database that is located on another drive by just giving the path name.

"\\patha\libary\Reportsfoldera\folderb\WEEKLY_extracts\database_a\table_1"
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by:Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )
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No, but you can use this syntax:

SELECT * FROM Table1 IN '\\patha\libary\Reportsfoldera\folderb\WEEKLY_extracts\database_a'

See here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/HV080761082.aspx
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It might be easier to link the table_1 of your other Access database.
Then you can query it just like any other table.

Does that work for you?
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by:morinia
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Just curious,  can you link to a query?
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by:danishani
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Just curious,  can you link to a query?

Not that I am aware of. You can however import the query, but that is not the same as linking.
Also it will not update automatically.
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