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OFF2000: Error Message: "The SQL 0104-Token* Was Not Valid" Running AS/400 Query

Article ID: 249313

Article Last Modified on 10/7/2003


  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q249313


When you run a data query, the following error message may appear:

The SQL 0104-token* was not valid.


The problem occurs if the following are true:

  • You are running a data query in one of the programs listed at the beginning of this article. -and-

  • You are trying to query data on an IBM AS/400 system. -and-

  • You are using the IBM ODBC data source administrator driver for the AS/400.


The following Web page on the IBM Web site contains information about how to resolve this issue:

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For information about how to contact IBM, query in the Knowledge Base for one of the following articles:

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

60781 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P

60782 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-Z

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