sort within Link Table Manager display RRS feed

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  • fairly superficial question - but thought I'd ask:  consolidating 4 silo separate databases. new single FE linking to 4 BEs. 

    The link table manager intermingles the tables alphabetically - even though I can manually sort them by separate back end file in the navigation pane.

    bit of a pain to pick thru the table list to select those tables for the link - and then repeat 4 times.  doesn't help having such a cramped window to work in.  Repeating 4 times is understandable but the jumble of the organization by alpha rather than by BE is the issue.

    I can consolidate the back end files....which is easy to do - though it makes some of the tech managers wary as then somewhat harder for them to know 'their' tables (management issues we won't elaborate on.....).

    I can live with it - since linking won't be frequent once we get past this development phase.

    Not really looking for a code solution.... is there any way/hope to organize the display in the Link Table Manager so each BE's tables are grouped together? …..  am in 2013 edition in case this area has changed since.....

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:47 PM

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  • Sounds like you are going to be happy with the new Linked Table Manager that was just released a few weeks ago in Office 365 subscription.

    -Tom. Microsoft Access MVP

    Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:44 PM
  • Do have O365 subscription - but presume this is Office/Access 2019 edition and the current user is at 2013 - - and so I always worry about developing in a newer edition.  But will take a look.  I found a link on the topic and I see a sort by table type i.e. Access v Excel v etc.....though not yet for sort by path/BE name ….but I'm new to this version.
    Thursday, October 11, 2018 2:39 PM