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Update Microsoft Teams Data with a Microsoft Access Linked Table

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

Connect to Microsoft Teams 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.

You can connect to MS Teams using the embedded OAuth connectivity. When you connect, the MS Teams OAuth endpoint opens in your browser. Log in and grant permissions to complete the OAuth process. See the OAuth section in the online Help documentation for more information on other OAuth authentication flows.

Create a Linked Table to Teams Data

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

  4. Select the Teams 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.