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Access displays #DELETED when you insert data with the same value into a non-unique Key column of a remote table

This article was previously published under Q291546
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This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).

For a Microsoft Access 2000 version of this article, see 257487.
When you try to add records to a linked SQL Server table, Access displays #DELETED when you commit the record. However, no error is returned, and the data is correctly saved to the table.
When you try to add records to a linked SQL Server table that includes a primary key that has a data type of UniqueIdentifier, #DELETED may be displayed when you commit the record.
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Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

  1. Create a table in the Pubs sample database of Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 by running the following script in the SQL Server Query Analyzer:
    Use PubsCREATE TABLE Table1 (col1 uniqueidentifier DEFAULT NewID() PRIMARY KEY NOT NULL, col2 int)go					
  2. Create a new Access database, and then add a link to the SQL Server table that you created in Step 1.
  3. Open the linked table in Datasheet view.
  4. Add a record, and then in col2, type 123.
  5. Add a second record, and then in col2, type the same value, 123.
  6. On the Records menu, click Save Record.
Note that Access displays #DELETED in both fields of the second record.
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Article ID: 291546 - Last Review: 08/11/2004 22:07:00 - Revision: 5.0

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