I have a setup with Microsoft Access 2010 as a front-end and PostrgreSQL server 9.5.12 running on Linux as a back-end. Windows PC has PostrgreSQL ODBC driver version 10_02_0000 (currently latest) installed. The connection is Unicode-based, settings are default, with the exception of Bool as char disabled and True is -1 enabled.

The problem I'm encountering is that new records being added from Access immediately become locked and cannot be modified/deleted afterwards. Error message is: Microsoft Access database engine stopped the process because you and another user are attempting to change the same data at the same time.

I'm definitely the only one accessing the database, and I can modify/delete older records without any issues. The issue only happens for records that I create myself.

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I found the answer here:


My problem was caused by a timestamp field that had default now() constraint. Because timestamp in PostgreSQL by default has a higher precision compared to Access, automatic update via internal function now() caused a conflict due to mismatched values. Reducing precision in database by using timestamp(0) instead of just timestamp solves the problem.

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