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Feb 22, 2005


I have a very strange problem:

I have a table linked to an SQL Server table in my MS Access 2000 Application containing 5 text-fields (SQL Server Type, in Access seen as MEMO-fields) and several other fields (in total about 140 fields). Updating any field works fine except for some records. In those records I can only edit the non-text-fields in my application. When I try to edit one of the text-fields I get a error message telling me that another user has edited the record and i have to discard my changes.

The strange thing is that this problem only crops up for some records. (1 in a 100 or so) All other records work fine.

Does anyone know what happens here? And how this can be fixed?


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http://img426.imageshack.us/img426/4672/shot29sj.th.jpg (http://img426.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shot29sj.jpg)

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