Microsoft KB Archive/104452

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Article ID: 104452

Article Last Modified on 8/9/2004


  • Microsoft Access 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 1.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2.0 Standard Edition

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When running a query against an ORACLE table, or updating a record in an ORACLE table, the error message

Statement was longer then allowable maximum 2000+ chars

is displayed if the table and field names are very long or the query is very complex.


This is a problem with Sqora.dll, the ORACLE ODBC Driver.


Obtain and install the updated driver, or use queries to do updates, rather than updating records while the ORACLE table is in Datasheet view. The query should yield only the columns to be updated.

For complex queries, reduce the number of tables or joins in the query and reduce the number of fields used or shown in the query.

These workarounds reduce the length of the SQL statements.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the ORACLE ODBC driver shipped with Microsoft Access versions 1.1 and 2.0 and Visual Basic for Windows version 3.0 - Professional Edition. An updated driver that corrects this specific problem is available from Microsoft.


Obtaining the Updated Driver

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

The Ora110.exe file contains the files indicated in the "File Contents" section. For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. NOTE: This driver is for use only by registered owners of Microsoft Access versions 1.1 and 2.0 and Visual Basic for Windows version 3.0 - Professional Edition. By installing these files, you are indicating that you own one of these products.

File Contents

The following files are found on the Ora110.exe file:


NOTE: The Setup.exe file is called by the ODBC Control Panel facility. It will not run as a standalone file.

The following two files will actually be updated:

                         Old                     New

   Sqora.dll       Version:  1.00.2816     Version:  1.00.3112
                   Size:  143,600 bytes    Size:  144,096 bytes
                   Date:  4/16/93          Date:  7/12/93

   Sqorastp.dll    Version:  1.00.2403     Version:  1.00.3106
                   Size:  9,328 bytes      Size:  9,632 bytes
                   Date:  5/7/93           Date:  7/6/93

The Readme.txt file documents both the changes to the Btrieve and ORACLE drivers and the installation procedures for each.

The third-party products discussed here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

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