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Microsoft KB Archive/104970

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Excel: GP Fault After Copying Data from Exported Paradox File

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Excel for Windows, versions 3.0, 4.0, 4.0a
  • Paradox for Windows, version 1.0


When you open an exported Paradox file in Microsoft Excel and you copy and/or cut a range of cells, when you attempt to paste those cells to another Microsoft Excel worksheet you will receive a general protection (GP) fault.


To work around this problem, do either of the following:

  • From Paradox for Windows, export the table as a fixed-length text file, a delimited text file, or a Lotus 2.x or 1.x file.


  • In Paradox for Windows, create a dBASE table by choosing File, New, Table, and selecting the dBASE table format. In Microsoft Excel, you can successful copy and paste data from files created this way.

NOTE: The Paradox default delimiter for text file formats is a comma. Microsoft Excel will parse the .TXT file properly if you change the comma delimiter to a tab delimiter. Do this in the Options section of the File, Utilities, Export Save As command.


Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Paradox Technical Support is aware of this problem and is also aware of problems importing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets into Paradox. You can reach Paradox for Windows Technical Support at (408) 461-9166.


You cannot open a Paradox for Windows database (.DB) table in Microsoft Excel. However, you can use the Export command in Paradox to convert a Paradox table to a Microsoft Excel 3.0/4.0 file format (.XLS), which you can then open in Microsoft Excel. (Note that when you choose this command, your file is actually converted to a Microsoft Excel version 3.0 file format.)

Paradox is manufactured by Borland, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Additional query words: 4.00a gpf

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Version : 3.00 4.00 4.00a
Platform : WINDOWS
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Last Reviewed: April 7, 1999
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