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Mass update Linked Tables in Access

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I have an Access database that I use to convert data from one ERP to another ERP system. The databases are Pervasive to Postgresql.

I link tables from both databases using ODBC and then have append queries to migrate the data.

My problem is that I take this database to different servers and it is very cumbersome to update the links individually in the linked table manager. How can I mass update the links? In total I link to about 40 tables.
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One of the easiest way to do this is by using DSNs for the ODBC connections. I guess you are using DSN-less option for your linked tables. Create two DSNs: pervasiveERP and postgresERP and use them for the linked tables. If you stick to the same DSN names on different machines the linked tables will work
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Your suggestion works for the pervasive database but not for the postgress. For the postgres database the string also includes the database name.

Like so DSN=erp;database=abc. The database name will always be the company name so that will not work.

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I'm going to try yours

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The Postgres database connection string looks like this
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Got it! That works...Thanks for your help @gustav
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