You just have to link the server where the database resides, and with correct permissions, you'll have access to...
the entire database. Run the Query Analyzer and type the following code:
EXEC sp_addlinkedserver @server = 'YourServerName' @provider = 'Microsoft Jet OLEDB.4.0' @srvproduct = 'OLE DB Provider for Jet' @dtasrc = 'C:DatabasePathDatabase.mdb'This approach is for continuous work with the database. If you just want to access data from time to time, let's say each week or maybe every three days, then I recommend you to use OPENROWSET function.
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