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How To Connect MS Access to SQL Servers through ODBC?


Once you got a DSN defined in the ODBC manager that connects to your SQL Server, you can connect a normal MS Access document to the Oracle server, and link an Access table to a SQL Server table. The tutorial below gives you a good example:

* Start MS Access with a new database file.
* Go to File menu.
* Select Get External Data.
* Select Import.... The Import dialog box shows up.
* Select Files of type: ODBC Database(). The Select Data Source dialog box shows up.
* Click the Machine Data Source tab. You should see the DSN name "ggl_SQL_SERVER" you defined earlier.
* Select "ggl_SQL_SERVER".
* Enter User Name: sa.
* Enter Password: GlobalGuideLine.

Click the OK button to continue. You should see a list of tables available for you to import from the SQL Server as shown in the picture below:
MS Access importing tables via ODBC

Select the table you are interested in and click OK. You should the selected table being imported from the SQL Server to MS Access.

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