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How do I correct an error in the Lookup Wizard in Access

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Jodi, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. Jodi

    Jodi
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    I'm trying to insert a Lookup column using the Lookup Wizard but every time I
    get an error message that says "Data cannot be retrieved from the source you
    selected. You must select a different table or query to continue in the
    wizard." Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  3. John Vinson

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    On Thu, 17 Nov 2005 14:19:08 -0800, "Jodi"
    <Jodi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I'm trying to insert a Lookup column using the Lookup Wizard but every time I
    >get an error message that says "Data cannot be retrieved from the source you
    >selected. You must select a different table or query to continue in the
    >wizard." Any help would be appreciated.


    See http://www.mvps.org/access/lookupfields.htm for a critique of this
    feature. Most developers avoid it altogether, and it is NEVER
    necessary.

    I would guess that the reason it cannot create a Lookup Field from the
    table you're selecting is that there is no way to link the data in the
    two tables. What are the fields in the table you're trying to use as a
    "lookup", and how do they relate to the table into which you're trying
    to put a lookup?

    John W. Vinson[MVP]
     
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