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Re: [INTERFACES] MS Access & PsqlODBC: Invalid field name 'name'

From: Byron Nikolaidis <byronn(at)insightdist(dot)com>
To: Ewan Mellor <em(at)nexus(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: PostgreSQL Interfaces <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] MS Access & PsqlODBC: Invalid field name 'name'
Date: 1998-05-12 17:00:47
Message-ID: 3558803F.72A8D0F@insightdist.com (view raw or flat)
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Ewan Mellor wrote:

> Byron Nikolaidis wrote:
> >
> > Set the "Recognize Unique Indexes" to disabled (unchecked).
> > Then, when Access asks you for a unique field, don't select anything and
> > hit ok.
> > Thus, you are telling access you have no index.
> >
> > This should allow you to get at your data until we figure out what "name"
> > has to do with this problem.
>
> I tried that, but it does not seem to help.  Perhaps Access is asking
> for the index information of its own accord?
>
> I have just discovered it also objects to:
>
> rt_url,
> url,
> genre,
> name_en,
> stored,
> stored1,
> address, and
> server.
>

Wait, I think I have it!

Access will not allow you to index on LongVarchar data types OR character types
that are longer than 254 characters (255 with null).  I bet these columns you
are having trouble with are Postgres TEXT types or varchars/chars that are over
254.

Check out the odbc driver setup options dialog.  You can map TEXT fields to
plain varchar; then set the LongVarChar size to 254, and it should work!

Byron



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