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Local table and ODBC linked table don't have the same filter options.

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    Local table and ODBC linked table don't have the same filter options.

    In a local DB table or a data grid view, the columns have an arrow at the top next to the name. When the arrow is clicked, all the entries in that column are displayed with check boxes. They are listed underneath the "sort" and "text filter" options. I am working on a DB project with ODBC linked tables instead of a local access table. My linked table does not have this same functionality. It is missing the names with check boxes where I can select individual entries. I don't know the correct terminology for this functionality I am describing. That makes searching tough. Can someone tell me what this is called and why the tables would be different.


    Thanks.

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    I would call it: shortcut filter dropdown or table dropdown list filter.

    No idea why the ODBC linked tables don't provide this. What is the backend app?
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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    The back end is MS Azure SQL. I did find the solution. It is a setting in access.
    In Access...
    -File
    -Options
    -Current DB
    -Filter lookup options
    -check "ODBC fields" check box
    That solved the issue.

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    Glad you found solution and shared.
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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