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Microsoft KB Archive/170651

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Article ID: 170651

Article Last Modified on 8/26/1999


  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0b for Macintosh

This article was previously published under Q170651


The following error messages are received when running a 68K Visual FoxPro for Macintosh executable and using either the SQLConnect() command and specifying a connection, or trying to bring up a form that has a remote view based on a connection in its data environment:

Connectivity error: [Visigenic][ODBC SQL Server Driver] invalid object name 'dbo.titles'.

Error loading file - Loading form or the data environment - record number 4.

Connectivity error: [Visigenic][ODBC SQL Server Driver] invalid object name 'dbo.titles'.

The invalid object name referenced in the error messages varies depending upon the SQL Server database used on the remote data source. The above messages were generated while connecting to the Authors table in the sample Pubs database provided with SQL Server. The record number, when loading the form, may also vary.

The same code works without error in a Visual FoxPro for Macintosh PowerMacintosh executable.

NOTE: As of 12/9/98, Visigenic has been acquired by INPRISE, Inc.


The connection used to connect to the remote data source has the "Always" option set for when to Display ODBC Login Prompts.


Set the Display ODBC Login Prompts for the connection in the database to "When Login info is not specified" or "Never." If it is set to "When Login info is not specified," ensure that the login info is always specified in the connection. The connection can be modified through the Project Manager or with the MODIFY CONNECTION <connection name> command when the database is open and current.

Another possible resolution is to use the 68K ODBC files that come with FoxPro 2.6 for Macintosh or Microsoft Office for Macintosh. The problem does not occur when using these ODBC extensions. These files have a Microsoft or Apple copyright, depending upon the file. The 68K ODBC files shipped with Visual FoxPro have a Visigenic Software Inc. copyright.

Note that when using the non-Visigenic ODBC extensions, the data sources must be modified (no changes necessary though) and resaved before the errors clear up.


Visual FoxPro for Macintosh can connect to remote data on SQL Server and, if an ODBC driver is available, other remote data sources. The ODBC driver for SQL Server, both 68K and PowerPC versions, is provided with Visual FoxPro.


For additional information on the ODBC related files installed with Visual FoxPro for Macintosh, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

152516 List of ODBC Files Installed During Setup

For information on how to contact INPRISE, Inc., please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for one of the following articles:

65416 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K

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