Microsoft KB Archive/251272
Article ID: 251272
Article Last Modified on 11/5/2003
- Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q251272
When you try to import a dBase file (.dbf) into Outlook, the import fails and you may receive the following error message:
A value greater than 99 for the year in the file's Last Modified Date field is not properly read. The year can be represented as a number between 0 and 255. Some software that creates .dbf files reset to 0 after 99, and others continue beyond 99. The original file format definition allowed some ambiguity, so either interpretation is common. Microsoft Office programs generally continue incrementing the year beyond 99, but Microsoft FoxPro and some versions of dBase do not.
To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).
To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)
You can work around this problem by using an alternative file format for the import, such as comma separated values (CSV), Microsoft Excel (.xls), or Microsoft Access (.mdb).
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.
Exporting to a dBase file from Outlook works without error.
Additional query words: OL2K 1999 y2k
Keywords: kbbug kbfix KB251272