How To Create a Link to a SQL Server 2012 Table from Access 2010?

How do I manually create a link in Access 2010 to a SQL Server 2012 database table using the following connection String?

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Chuck WoodAsked:
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Eric ShermanAccountant/DeveloperCommented:
Manually using VBA Code or do you mean manually using the Access database window???

Chuck WoodAuthor Commented:
Eric ShermanAccountant/DeveloperCommented:
Which one ... using code or from Access database window???

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Chuck WoodAuthor Commented:
Using the Access database window.
Eric ShermanAccountant/DeveloperCommented:
In VBA Code ... I use a 1 record table called SetupGeneral to store various parameters like SQL Login information.  Then use the DLookup function in code to get parameters when needed as shown below.

Dim strSQLServerHost As String 
Dim strSQLDatabase As String
Dim strSQLLogin As String
Dim strSQLPswd As String 
Dim strSQLConn As String

strSQLServerHost = DLookup("[SQL_SERVERHOST]", "SetupGeneral")
strSQLDatabase = DLookup("[SQL_DATABASE]", "SetupGeneral)
strSQLLogin = DLookup("[SQL_LOGIN]", "SetupGeneral)
strSQLPswd = DLookup("[SQL_PSWD]", "SetupGeneral)

'Build the SQL Server Connection String
strSQLConn = "ODBC;Driver={SQL Server};Server=" & strSQLServerHost & ";Database=" & strSQLDatabase & ";Uid=" & strSQLLogin & ";Pwd=" & strSQLPswd & ";"

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Eric ShermanAccountant/DeveloperCommented:
>>>>Using the Access database window. <<<<

1.) Create a DSN (Data Source Name) using your SQL ODBC driver installed on your machine.
2.) Select the External Data tab from the Access Menu/Ribbon.
3.) Select ODBC Database.
4.) Select Lint to the data source.

Then just follow the prompts.  


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Chuck WoodAuthor Commented:
That worked. Thank you.
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