Linking SQL Server tables via VBA in Access 2010 generates error

I am attempting to link SQL Server 2012 tables in my Access 2010 database running in 2003 mode via vba. I get the following error:
Could not find installable ISAM.

The code I am using is:

Sub LinkTables(sTbl As String)
    Dim db As DAO.Database
    Dim tdf As DAO.TableDef
   
    Set db = CurrentDb()
    Set tdf = db.CreateTableDef(sTbl)
    tdf.SourceTableName = sTbl
    db.TableDefs.Delete sTbl
    tdf.Connect = sConnect
   
    db.TableDefs.Append tdf
    db.TableDefs.Refresh
   
    Set tdf = Nothing
    Set db = Nothing
End Sub
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
a. You have the Office object lib referenced correct?
b. Your app compiles fine, correct?
c. What does your connect string look like?

 #3 being the problem most likely.  Access determines the type of source it's linking to by using that (it should be starting with "ODBC;").

The error your getting seems to indicate that it's trying to link the wrong type of DB.

 To see what the string should look like, link to the SQL table manually through the Access interface, then check the tables .connect property from the debug window:

Debug.Print CurrentDB().tableDefs("mylinkedtablename").Connect

Jim.
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pabrannPresidentAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much Jim, you have done it again!!!! Wonderful.
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