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Hey guys-
I have some queries that users need to resolve some problems.  
I get the error after trying to link to a sql server table with access.
The error is

The operation failed. There are too nay indexes on table 'Table_name', delete some of the indexes on the table and try the operation again.

Anyway around this without deleting some of the indexes?

Thanks everyone
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Vitor Montalvão earned 2000 total points
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Looks like it's an Access limitation that only allows a maximum of 32 indexes per table.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Btw, why do you need more than 32 indexes?
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by:jamesmetcalf74
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I don't have a clue why this table needs to many indexes.  It's part of a transactional application.
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by:Jim Horn
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Might not be a bad idea to reach out and touch the technical owner of the table, smack them upside the head*, and ask them why the eff they need 32 indexes on a table.

*  This comment does not imply any legal protections of any kind.
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