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post May 27 2020, 06:45 AM

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Hello again,

My contact in IT is out this week, so I have not been able to reach her. I can't even get started and I don't know if the problem is me, the SQL server or access. I bet someone here knows the answer

I started to build queries in the file and I found out that I am not able to update any data. I can't delete records add new records in or even change a value in an existing field

Is this a setting in Access? Or is there a trick with SQL that I don't know? or do you think the SQL link just is not set up to edit the data?
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post May 27 2020, 07:05 AM

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It sounds as if you are a read-only user, but just in case, please will you post an example of your INSERT and UPDATE queries (SQL).

Also, how are you executing the queries?



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post May 27 2020, 07:37 AM

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I ran into a similar situation during a conversion from Access-only to Access-using-SQL-Server. Turned out the SQL DBA hadn't given me/the front-end the permissions in SQL needed to modify the SQL tables...

Good luck!


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post May 27 2020, 08:01 AM

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thanks I will ask that question. Maybe the set up/link needs tweaked

Jeff B. - - I deleted my queries... but even if I go to the table direct and try to add a record, delete a record or just change a value in a field -- I can't do it
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post May 27 2020, 08:16 AM

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When you link SQL Server tables to Access, you MUST identify the Primary Key for each table, or a unique qualifier for a view. If you don't do that, the tables are not updateable from Access.

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post May 27 2020, 09:32 AM

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Hi meyert,

Did you try your updates within SQL Server Management Studio first? Did you get a specific SQL Server error message? Management Studio is the best way to develop and test your SQL Server code. You can download it here if you don't already have it installed:


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