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Update Teradata Data with a Microsoft Access Linked Table

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

Connect to Teradata 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 to Teradata, provide authentication information and specify the database server name.

  • User: Set this to the username of a Teradata user.
  • Password: Set this to the password of the Teradata user.
  • DataSource: Specify the Teradata server name, DBC Name, or TDPID.
  • Port: Specify the port the server is running on.
  • Database: Specify the database name. If not specified, the default database is used.

Create a Linked Table to NorthwindProducts Data

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

  4. Select the NorthwindProducts 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.