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Old January 16th, 2008, 07:52 AM
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Default Linked tables to an unavailable SQL server

I'm working on an access database for another company and testing it on our sql server. but i can't access machines on their network very easily. is it possible once i have it working to replace the connection string in my database for each table so it connects to their server and then send the database to them and it works?

the tables will exist on their server already.

 
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If these tables are only being used for transactions (best way) then put the connection string in a module and and make a call to it every time you want to do a transaction, then all you have to do is change the string in the module - assuming the table names are the same and the table owner is the same.

If these are linked tables, you may have to delete the tables and re-establish the links. There have been some recent posts about managig linked tables. I generally don't use linked tables.

HTH

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