> "Does it matter?"
yes it can matter. I have seen tables display with funky characters when a unique index is not specified ... then remove link, do it again again and specify it correctly and voila! I guess it has something to do with Access being able to keep track of what is has in memory.
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This is not unique to Access 2013. I've had it happen to me when linking to a table that doesn't have a primary key defined. I don't know why anyone would do that but sometimes they do. If you can, have a primary key designated on the table and if you can't, then choose a combination of fields that make a record unique.
---In MS_Access_Professionals@yahoogroups.com, <duanehookom@...> wrote :
This hasn't happened for me. If you don't specify a key field and then go to the table design in Access do you see a primary key? How about a unique index?
Does your SQL table have a Primay Key defined or only a unique index?
Duane Hookom, MVP
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 06:29:42 -0800
Subject: [MS_AccessPros] Linking to SQL
Why does Access (2013) make me select key fields, when linking to SQL tables, when they are already defined in SQL? Does it matter?
Posted by: crystal 8 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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