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I am trying to make a very large list of records with about 1,000 items or more added monthly, and I was told that it would be better to use an Access table instead of a Sharepoint list for so many items. It is a list of servicings for devices, and we already have the devices in a Sharepoint list that is continuously updated. Is there any way to pull up the devices from the Sharepoint list from an Access form, for easier data entry? I know how lookups look in Sharepoint but relationships in Access are more complicated. Is this even possible?

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There is a datasheet view that you may be interested in. Every SharePoint List has a datasheet view that acts like Access or an Excel spreadsheet so that data sorts in a row/column format.

  1. Go to the list you want to access.
  2. Go to the top of the page and click the "List" tab.
  3. Click DataSheet View.
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To whoever downvoted, can you explain what's wrong with this answer? SharePoint datasheet view can be used in conjunction with SharePoint view filtering/sorting and can still be a nifty way to access your data fast and effectively edit in bulk. –  Mike Mar 13 '13 at 19:44
    
Trolls. I am an anti-troll. +1. I don't see anything wrong with your answer; it is not a solution in line with the OP's direct question, but it is a workaround, which in many cases can at least help the user accomplish his end goal. Besides, Sharepoint dunces don't have 2500+ points. –  BGM Jul 14 '13 at 23:21

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