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DELETING RECORDS IN AN EXTERNAL TABLE

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by AFSSkier, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. AFSSkier

    AFSSkier
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    Is there a way to delete the records in an external table (Excel)? So, I
    don't have to reformat my spreadsheet by exporting to excel, I would like to
    DELETE all of the old records, then do an UPDATE to repopulate the new
    records.

    When I do this delete records in the external table. I receive an "ISAM.
    (Error 3617), "Deleting data in a linked table is not supported by this".

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    Thanks, Kevin
     
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  3. AFSSkier

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    I figured out away that works!

    Do an UPDATE query & put "Null" in the "Update To:" for each field. See
    example below.

    Field: (field name1) (field name2)
    Table: (external table name) (external table name)name)
    Update To: Null Null

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    Thanks, Kevin


    "AFSSkier" wrote:

    > Is there a way to delete the records in an external table (Excel)? So, I
    > don't have to reformat my spreadsheet by exporting to excel, I would like to
    > DELETE all of the old records, then do an UPDATE to repopulate the new
    > records.
    >
    > When I do this delete records in the external table. I receive an "ISAM.
    > (Error 3617), "Deleting data in a linked table is not supported by this".
    >
    > --
    > Thanks, Kevin
     

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