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  Monday, March 30, 2009 – Permalink –

Linked Table Problems

Lost functionality


Have you found that you cannot update linked Excel tables in Access 2003?


If you have installed Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2):


MORE INFORMATION
Because of legal issues, Microsoft has disabled the functionality in Access 2003 and in Access 2002 that let users change the data in linked tables that point to a range in an Excel workbook. However, when you make changes directly in the Excel workbook, the changes appear in the linked table in Access.


Support.Microsft.com:
You cannot change data in linked tables that are to an Excel workbook

You might try reinstalling and then only installing SP1.


Also:

VB123.com:
Guacamole dipped - Access to Excel linked table gotcha

PCWorld.com:
Patent ruling costs Microsoft $8.9 million


"A jury in U.S. federal court found that Microsoft infringed on a Guatemalan inventor's 1994 patent on technology linking the company's Access and Excel programs, and ordered the world's largest software maker to pay $8.9 million in damages.



[Edited entry from 2/1/2006]




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<Doug Klippert@ 3:14 AM

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