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    Linked spread sheet open exclusively (Access 2000)

    I have a spread sheet containing country names linked to my db. I use this as a drop down box on a form. The problem is whenever one user is in the linked spread sheet it locks everyone else out. Is there a way to have the spread sheet linked but without it being open exclusively? Otherwise I will just import the spread sheet into a table. Thanks...

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    Re: Linked spread sheet open exclusively (Access 2000)

    Unlike Access, Excel is not really multi-user. The Jet Engine locks the Excel file when it is first opened. So importing the list of countries is your best bet.

    Also see ACC2000: "The Microsoft Jet Database Engine Cannot Open the File 'Path to File'..." Error When You Open a Linked Excel File.

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