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Linked Table Manager won't manage

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Hi folks,

Here's a weird one. We have a fair number of Access applications where the front end sits on a user's desk somewhere, but the data sits on a SQL server. We're in the process of retiring a SQL Server box that contains some of those databases and I've got the responsibility for the Access end of the changes. In most of the cases so far, it's been a matter of trotting over to the remote location and modifying the DSN (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Data Sources > ...). I change the server name and all's swell. Sometimes I have to go to the application, Tools > Database Utilities > Linked Table Manager, select all, and relink to the reconfigured DSN and then it works.

Today, I had one where I did that and instead of relinking I got a dialog box (titled "Linked Table Manager") with an error message: "The Microsoft Jet database engine could not find the object '______'. Make sure the object exists and that you spell its name and the path name correctly." Where the blank '______' contains an actual linked table name as selected in the Linked Table Manager dialog.

Clearly the object does exist (both on the original database server and on the replacement) and the name is spelled correctly or the application would not have worked at all. Furthermore, when I reconfigured the system DSN I ran the test and it completed successfully. Therefore, I know the DSN works. So why is Access failing to "find" the table and what can I do about it?

Any ideas?

Nov 12 '08 #1
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Expert 100+
P: 254
Sorry, folks. False alarm. It turned out that the user's default database was not set in the new server. :(

The result apparently was that when that user logged in, it didn't see the right set of tables.

Thanks anyway to anyone who read my question.

Nov 12 '08 #2

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