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Linking Access MDB to SQL Server RRS feed

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  • Hi, I'd like to connect several Access and Excel applications to SQL Server databases to take my clients to the next level with a modest enhancement. It would be simple if I could expose SQL Server to the web, but this seems out of the question for security reasons.

     

    I plan to make a client .NET app that calls a web service (which queries SQL Server and passes back a DataSet) and then updates an MDB on the client workstation, for instance to get the latest version of data to report on.

     

    Do you see problems, or suggest a better approach? Thanks!

    Friday, June 13, 2008 3:32 PM