Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Remote Queries In Microsoft Access

Here's an article on remote queries: queries that go against tables (or queries!) in other databases. It sounds really powerful.

That's one of the things I like about Access- just when you think you're getting a handle on the breadth of what it can do you find out about a whole new topic.

"This article discusses one of those hidden gems that I discovered when investigating Access Automation. Whilst looking into that technology, I stumbled across a SQL help topic in Access that described an extension that allows you to point your current query to a table in another database. This in itself didn't seem all that interesting because I had been doing this for years using Linked tables. Then I noticed that you could also point your local query to a query that was in another Access database. No links, no local query definitions, this was starting to get interesting."

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