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How do I link tables from an existing db to a new blank db when Linked Table Manager is grayed out in the blank db MS Access 2013

Posted on 2015-01-26
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I am creating a new db in MC Access 2013.  I want to split it into a Front End Back End but when I open the new blank db the Linked Table Manager is gray.  What do I do to link the tales from the existing db to the blank one?
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Question by:Angelia1
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The Linked Table Manager only applies once you have actually linked the tables the first time, and is used to typically 're-link'.

So ... on the Ribbon >> External Data >> Access ... and go from there do Link initially.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
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Link Tables
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Once you have linked initially, you can use the LTM to relink - should you for example move the back end database to a different location ... or chose to link to a local test copy, etc.

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by:Angelia1
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Well that was easy... Thank you so much.  I'm sure I will be asking many  more questions.  2013 is brand new to me and I have a lot to do in it so thanks again.
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