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ODBC Connection With Access

ODBC Connection With Access

ODBC Connection With Access

I have an Access table linked with MAS 90 through an ODBC connection. I need to pull in data for multiple companies but once I enter the login and password information for the first company it no longer prompts for a new log in. How can I set the connection up so that it pulls in the data for the AP_InvoiceHistoryHeader once I enter the username and password and then when refreshed it prompts for a new log in so I can switch companies. I know this is a simple problem for someone. Thanks

Here is my connection

ODBC;DSN=SOTAMAS90;Description=MAS 90 4.0 ODBC Driver;Directory=M:\mas90;Prefix=M:\mas90\SY\, M:\mas90\==\;ViewDLL=M:\mas90\Home\;CacheSize=4;DirtyReads=1;BurstMode=1;StripTrailingSpaces=1;SERVER=NotTheServer;TABLE=AP_InvoiceHistoryHeader

Windows XP
Mas 4.3
Access 2007   
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RE: ODBC Connection With Access

Please explain further. When I try to link to another access database it will only show you unlinked tables. Basically, if you have a table in the secondary database linked to MAS it will not show it as an option.

RE: ODBC Connection With Access

Make another ODBC connection with a different name and using another company in the connection string.

RE: ODBC Connection With Access

What you are describing has to do with Access.  It saves you the hassle of having to re-enter the password.

If I understand what you are trying to accomplish, you want to extract data and re-join the muliple companies back into a single table.

If so I have done this before.  You would want to have multiple link tables - all using different silent DSN's.  For example, APInvHistHeader (company A), APInvHistHeader (company B), APInvHistHeader (company C).  

A silent DSN is one where you would supply it with a company, username, and password.

Then you can use a union or series of append queries to join them into a single table.

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