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Microsoft KB Archive/169023

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XL97: Invalid Page Fault in Msqry32.exe with Long File DSN Name

Article ID: 169023

Article Last Modified on 9/25/2001



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Query 2000



This article was previously published under Q169023

SYMPTOMS

If you are creating a new File DSN in the Create New Data Source dialog box, you may receive either of the following error messages:

This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.

-or-


I/O error during save. You may have typed an invalid file name.

CAUSE

You may receive the first error message if you are trying to create a data source that has a name greater than or equal to 216 characters.

You may receive the second error message if you are trying to create a data source that has a name greater than or equal to 208 characters, but less than or equal to 215 characters.

RESOLUTION

To prevent these error messages from occurring, use a name that is less than or equal to 207 characters when creating a data source in the Create New Data Source dialog box.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.


Additional query words: XL97

Keywords: kberrmsg kbbug KB169023