Multiuser Access Database with Sharepoint

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If I build an Access Database that requires monthly input from 5 or 6 users, each in a different office, does it matter how they manage their data by:
(1) push the tables from Access to Sharepoint lists for them to manage or
(2) let them edit their own Excel spreadsheets in Sharepoint and pull the data into Access?
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DavisroBudget AnalystAsked:
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
I would go with #1

The fewer apps you have involved, the less potential problems you may have.
PatHartmanCommented:
I wouldn't use SharePoint tables as my main data store unless you held a gun to my head.  However, for communication with external users, they can be useful so I too would go with option #1 but only for the tables where I am collecting data.

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DavisroBudget AnalystAuthor Commented:
Always nice to hear from you both. Our SharePoint application frequently flakes-out and becomes unavailable, although I don't know if its the platform or how its managed but I share your enthusiasm for not using it unless you have no other option.
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