Re: oracle sql plus - modified table column - but modification not showing in odbc connection

From: Robert Klemme <>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 22:15:50 +0100
Message-ID: <>

On 24.03.2009 21:36, ddf wrote:
> On Mar 24, 3:31 pm, BookerT <> wrote:

>> On Mar 24, 2:54 pm, BookerT <> wrote:
>>> On Mar 24, 2:45 pm, Robert Klemme <> wrote:
>>>> On 24.03.2009 19:20, BookerT wrote:
>>>>> Inside of Oracle Sql *plus
>>>>> i use the commands alter table tablename
>>>>> modify columname varchar2(10)
>>>>> ;
>>>>> to change the field size to 10
>>>>> When I open up Access to view the linked table via an odbc connection,
>>>>> in the design view, it still shows the field as having a field size
>>>>> of 5.
>>>>> What did I miss.
>>>> Probably the refresh button in Access.
>>>>> This is all tied to a web app, where, I changed all of the web forms
>>>>> to accept 10 characters.....
>>>> You have tied MS Access into a web app which also uses Oracle? That
>>>> sounds spooky.
>>>> Your question sounds more suitable for a MS Access specific forum. Even
>>>> there you should probably include the version of Access.
>>>> Good luck!
>>>> robert
>>> Thanks...
>>> no the web app is tied to oracle, but since it is an oracle databse,
>>> sometimes, I will use Access (2007) to look at the database instead of
>>> Oracle. Remember, I am just using the ODBC connection to make a link
>>> to the tables...... thast is the only use for Access........
>>> Refresh should not be an issue because I made the change yesterday,
>>> and opened up a new conection to it today, so it should show the
>>> updated value
>>> But I hit refresh anyway, and no change. I wanted to make sure I
>>> covered all of the oracle bases. if Oracle shows it as varchar2(10)
>>> then it should allow 10 characters correct?
>>> Another footnote. In my web app, I put in a digit in that field that
>>> was bigger than 5 characters, but sure enough when I look at the
>>> linked table in Access, it only shows 5 characters as the field limit
>>> suggessts
>>> Thanks- Hide quoted text -
>>> - Show quoted text -
>> Never mind, once I created a "new" database and relinked the tables,
>> it showed the updated field length size. Why a refresh did not do
>> that, I am not sure?- Hide quoted text -
> The definition for the linked table in Access did not change when you
> changed the source definition in Oracle.

OP, this is probably the time to switch to better tools than MS Access (SQL Plus and SQL Developer come to mind).



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Received on Tue Mar 24 2009 - 16:15:50 CDT

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