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How can I consolidate three Access databases into one?

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

  1. AnnZ

    AnnZ
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    We used to have one database which housed over 2,000 records. Someone (I
    don't know whether he was an Access expert or not) came in and decided the
    database was too big and split it into four database. Now I can never modify
    records at one time because the information to be modified is found in the
    different databases. Any suggestions on how I can consolidate these into one
    database?
     
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  3. Jeff Boyce

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    You don't mention if the structure of the four databases is identical, or if
    different data is being stored in different databases (i.e., Names in one,
    Addresses in a second, Phone Numbers in a third, etc.).

    One way to pull everything into a single .mdb file is to open a single .mdb
    file and import the tables from all the others.

    Consolidating the data (if the databases are identical in structure) is a
    more difficult topic, and depends on whether you are eliminating duplicates,
    and/or need to preserve WHICH database the data came from, and/or ...

    Regards

    Jeff Boyce
    Microsoft Office/Access MVP


    "AnnZ" <AnnZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FA9E4C57-9F99-453A-B0C6-9CF82D4D234F@microsoft.com...
    > We used to have one database which housed over 2,000 records. Someone (I
    > don't know whether he was an Access expert or not) came in and decided the
    > database was too big and split it into four database. Now I can never
    > modify
    > records at one time because the information to be modified is found in the
    > different databases. Any suggestions on how I can consolidate these into
    > one
    > database?
     
  4. Wolfgang Kais

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    Hello "AnnZ".

    "AnnZ" wrote:
    > We used to have one database which housed over 2,000 records.
    > Someone (I don't know whether he was an Access expert or not)
    > came in and decided the database was too big and split it into four
    > database. Now I can never modify records at one time because the
    > information to be modified is found in the different databases.
    > Any suggestions on how I can consolidate these into one database?


    Create a new database and link the tables from the other databases
    (menu "file, external data"). Tthe data willl still be stored in the other
    databases but you can modify the data from one central database.

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    Regards,
    Wolfgang
     

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