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Old August 5th, 2007, 10:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
CD Tom
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Default Unlinking a table

I have split my database but there are some tables that I don't want to be in
the _be part of the database. Once you have linked a table is there any way
to unlink it?
Thanks

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Old August 5th, 2007, 10:58 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
Douglas J. Steele
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Default Unlinking a table

Simply delete the link from the front-end. If you want the table to be in
the front-end, import it from the back-end.

Your decision whether to delete it from the back-end.

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I have split my database but there are some tables that I don't want to be
in
the _be part of the database. Once you have linked a table is there any
way
to unlink it?
Thanks



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Old August 5th, 2007, 11:00 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
Rick Brandt
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Default Unlinking a table

CD Tom wrote:
I have split my database but there are some tables that I don't want
to be in the _be part of the database. Once you have linked a table
is there any way to unlink it?
Thanks


Delete the link, then import the table. Once you have imported it successfully,
you can delete it from the back end.

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Old August 5th, 2007, 11:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
John W. Vinson
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Default Unlinking a table

On Sun, 5 Aug 2007 14:16:01 -0700, CD Tom
wrote:

I have split my database but there are some tables that I don't want to be in
the _be part of the database. Once you have linked a table is there any way
to unlink it?
Thanks


Takes a few steps, but su

1. Back up both databases.
2. Open the frontend and select Tools... Options. Be sure "Name Autocorrect"
is unchecked (it's buggy and can interfere with this kind of operation!)
3. Delete these tables from the Table window (this deletes just the links, not
the tables themselves).
4. Use File... Get External Data... Import. Choose the backend database and
import the tables back into the frontend.
5. Use Tools... Database Utilities... Compact and Repair to rebuild any
indexes, recompile queries, etc.
6. Close the frontend, open the backend, and delete the tables that you have
now moved into the frontend. (You *did* back up the database in step 1,
right...!?)
7. Compact and repair the backend to recover the space formerly occupied by
these tables.

John W. Vinson [MVP]
 




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