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In SharePoint 3.0/2007 under Central Admin -> Operations -> Data Retrieval Service there is an option titled Update Support which has a single option Enable update query support.

The flavor text for the option states, unhelpfully:
Support for update queries can be controlled with this setting.
This setting applies to the following data retrieval services:

OLEDB

This is NOT checked by default.

My question is what does this actually do?

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If this is enabled you can update the list contents from external program (like excel 2007).

To check this, export your list to Excel, you will get connected to SharePoint list.

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