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Microsoft KB Archive/170118

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You receive a "Couldn't find Installable ISAM" error message when you try to use the Excel 97 ISAM included with DAO 3.5 in Visual C++

Article ID: 170118

Article Last Modified on 9/30/2005



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Standard Edition, when used with:
    • the hardware: Intel x86
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Service Pack 5, when used with:
    • the hardware: Intel x86
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server



This article was previously published under Q170118

SYMPTOMS

When trying to use the Excel 97 ISAM included with DAO 3.5, a DAO 3170 error occurs with the text "Couldn't find Installable ISAM". When using the MFC DAO classes with DB Tracing enabled, the error may look something like the following text:

   DAO Call Failed.
   pDAOTableDefs->Append(m_pDAOTableDef)
   In file daocore.cpp on line 2075
   scode = 800A0C62

   Error Code = 3170
   Source = DAO.TableDef
                    

CAUSE

The documentation from the DAO 3.5 SDK that comes with Visual C++ incorrectly shows the connect string information for Excel 97. The information for the Connect property shows that the connect string for Excel 97 is "Excel 97". This is not correct.

RESOLUTION

The correct string is "Excel 8.0".

Keywords: kberrmsg kbmfc kbdatabase kbprb KB170118