Ready to get started?

Learn more about the CData ODBC Driver for Acumatica or download a free trial:

Download Now

Update Acumatica Data with a Microsoft Access Linked Table

Update Acumatica data by creating a linked table in Microsoft Access with the CData Acumatica ODBC Driver.

CData ODBC drivers connect your data to any database management tool that supports Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). This includes many of the most popular productivity tools, adding new capabilities for document sharing and collaboration. Using the CData ODBC driver for Acumatica, you can update live Acumatica data in Microsoft Access; for example, you can make updates that can be immediately seen by other users.

Connect to Acumatica as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

Set the following connection properties to connect to Acumatica:

  • User: Set this to your username.
  • Password: Set this to your password.
  • Company: Set this to your company.
  • Url: Set this to your Acumatica URL, in the format http://{Acumatica ERP instance URL}/entity/{Endpoint name}/{Endpoint version}/.
    For example: https://acumatica.com/entity/Default/17.200.001/

See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

Create a Linked Table to Events Data

Follow the steps below to create a linked table, which enables you to access live Events data.

  1. On the External Data tab in Access, click ODBC Database.
  2. Select the option to link to the data source. A linked table will enable you to read from and write data to the Events table.
  3. Select the CData Acumatica data source from the Machine Data Source tab.

  4. Select the Events table. For more information on this table, see the "Data Model" chapter in the help documentation.
  5. Double-click the linked table to make edits. The linked table will always have up-to-date data and any changes will be reflected back to the underlying table.