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Update AWS Management Data with a Microsoft Access Linked Table

Update AWS Management data by creating a linked table in Microsoft Access with the CData AWS Management 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 AWS Management, you can update live AWS Management data in Microsoft Access; for example, you can make updates that can be immediately seen by other users.

Connect to AWS Management 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.

To authorize AWSDataManagement requests, provide the credentials for an administrator account or for an IAM user with custom permissions:

  1. Set AccessKey to the access key Id.
  2. Set SecretKey to the secret access key.
  3. Set Region to the region where your AWSDataManagement data is hosted.

Note: Though you can connect as the AWS account administrator, it is recommended to use IAM user credentials to access AWS services.

Create a Linked Table to NorthwingProducts Data

Follow the steps below to create a linked table, which enables you to access live NorthwingProducts 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 NorthwingProducts table.
  3. Select the CData AWS Management data source from the Machine Data Source tab.

  4. Select the NorthwingProducts 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.