Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004

    Unanswered: Linking table to external text file

    I want youe help in the following case:
    I'm working in Ms Access 2000 to link tables to external text files.
    I do that by the link table wizard,but Access don't let me to update the table.Access reply that the table is read only.
    please give me effective
    best regards...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    In front of the computer
    Provided Answers: 54
    Due to the fact that text files aren't random access, they aren't considered updatable. The only way this could happen would be if the replacement was exactly the same length as what it replaced (allowing an in-place change), or if Access completely rewrote the text file (which could be massively time consuming).

    One option that you might consider is breaking the text file up into pieces and storing those pieces in an Access table.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts