Can I use Microsoft Access to add or modify fields in SQL Server?


  • I have recently upsized a medical departments database to SQL server. However, the Owner of the database wishes to add more fields using Microsoft Access. When he attempts to modify the linked table in Access, he get's the message that the table properties cannot be modified.

    How can one use Access to add or modify fields in SQL server?
    Friday, August 26, 2005 1:55 PM


  • It depends on the versions of SQL Server and Access being used, so for example Access 2000 can not modify SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 properties but Access XP/2003 should be able to.

    Basically the version of access must have shipped after the version of SQL for this to work, but even then its not always the case.
    Wednesday, August 31, 2005 3:24 AM