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Access using Sharepoint List not permitting updates to Memo fields

Posted on 2014-12-05
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I have never attempted to connect Access to a sharepoint list, but necessity makes it so right now.  I have created the list in sharepoint, but Access will not permit me to put information into the memo-type fields.  Any ideas?  I have Access 2010 and Sharepoint 2010 (I think - not even sure where to check the sharepoint version).
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Question by:jwandmrsquared
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Can you open the list directly on the Sharepoint site and modify it?

Note that "Long Text" (which is the Memo type in newer versions of Access) can be set to Append Only, which may cause troubles when moving to SP lists.
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I can add items directly into the sharepoint list, including those fields.  When I open the linked table in Access, and attempt to enter data into that field, the bottom left of the screen tells me the field is read-only.
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I used the "open with Access" feature in Sharepoint and suddenly the locks were gone.
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Because I figured it out before an answer was provided.
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