I was finally able to create my ODBC connection but now when I go to External Data > ODBC > LINK TABLES using my ODBC connection in Access 2007 I get a huge list of tables such as





and a whole bunch of





the only tables that i really need are tables such as





but none of those tables are on the list of table that I am able to choose from to link.

Does anyone know why I can't see or link to the DBO tables I need?

(by the way i created a new user login in order to create my ODBC connection)

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    Does the user have select permissions on those tables?
    – Jimbo
    Jun 11, 2012 at 18:28
  • I'm going to check that now. I just logged in to the account using SSMS and noticed that I did not see any of the tables so it seems to be an issue with the creation of the new account and not an ODBC connection. Thanks for helping me realize that. I will post back with what I find.
    – Juan Velez
    Jun 11, 2012 at 18:33
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    Sounds like no permissions on the dbo schema. Jun 11, 2012 at 18:34
  • I added the select permissions to the user for the tables i needed and now it works perfectly. It was a permissions issue. THANK YOU both!
    – Juan Velez
    Jun 11, 2012 at 19:07

1 Answer 1


Thanks to Jimbo and Shark's comments I was able to fix my problem by adjusting the permission for the tables I wanted to see. I did not have SELECT permission on the tables so I was not able to see them. Once I added the SELECT permission to the tables I was then able to see my data perfectly.

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