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Update Odoo Data with a Microsoft Access Linked Table

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

Connect to Odoo 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 connect, set the Url to a valid Odoo site, User and Password to the connection details of the user you are connecting with, and Database to the Odoo database.

Create a Linked Table to res_users Data

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

  4. Select the res_users 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.