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  1. #1
    SteveApa is offline Advanced Beginner
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2010 64bit
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    Export/Import table to sql server read only?

    I am old to MS access / vba, but new to sql server. I tried to "export" a table to sql server from access and then link in access. It is read only to access. Then I tried to import from sql server and the linked table is still read only to access. I had a friend help me create a table on sql server... that one is read/write when linked to access.

    For the import / export exercises, I can edit the tables from SSMS but not access

    What am I doing wrong? Any way to change the tables so I can edit in access?

    It is so much easier to import/export than create a query!

    Harrisburg, PA

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    ranman256 is offline VIP
    Windows Vista Access 2010 32bit
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    it could be:
    you dont have rights to append recs,
    you are misisng a 'key' field that is required for the data to add.

  3. #3
    SteveApa is offline Advanced Beginner
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2010 64bit
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    I tried a simple table... 1 column = ID (autonumber primary key) and 1 column text field. Not able to edit the data or add new record

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    ssanfu is online now Master of Nothing
    Windows 10 Access 2010 32bit
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    Anchorage, Alaska, USA
    Not a whole lot to go on...

    Did you create an ODBC connection? 32 bit or 64 bit?
    What authentication are you using?

    I'm guessing you are using SQLSE - installed on a Win Server on a LAN? On the same computer as Access?
    In Access you linked to the SQL table through the ODBC connection?

    To me, it sounds like a permissions problem....
    "Veni, Vidi, Velcro"
    (I came; I saw; I stuck around.)

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    pbaldy is online now Who is John Galt?
    Windows XP Access 2007
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    Nevada, USA
    Did you check ranman's second suggestion? The table in SQL Server must have a primary key defined or it will be read only in Access.
    Paul (wino moderator)
    MS Access MVP 2007-2019

  6. #6
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    NoellaG is offline Expert
    Windows 10 Access 2016
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    You can't have an Access autonumber field for ID. If you need an automatic counter, create a int field on SQL server with identity specification. That's the SQL answer for an autonumber.
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    When linking the table to access, it normally will take autmatically the PK from the SQL table as PK in Access.

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