Linking Access to selected fields in a large external table


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phillbee

I want to make an ODBC link from Access 2003 to a large table in an Oracle
database. Unfortunately this table has approximately 300 fields and only the
first 255 are shown in the linked table. Inevitably some of the fields I want
to use are not shown! Does anyone know if there is a way for me to only link
to selected fields in the external Oracle table. In this way I can keep the
number of linked fields below the Access limit of 255. Alternatively any
other suggestions would be welcome, but please note I cannot make any
modifications to the external table which contains millions of records.
 
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Douglas J. Steele

Do you need to be able to update the Oracle table, or simply read it? If the
latter, create a pass-through query that returns only the specific fields.
 

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