Microsoft KB Archive/106244
Article ID: 106244
Article Last Modified on 5/6/2003
- Microsoft Access 1.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Access 1.1 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Access 2.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q106244
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When you are running a TransferDatabase macro action to attach a SQL Server table, the following error message may be generated:
NOTE: This behavior no longer occurs in Microsoft Access for Windows 95, version 7.0.
This error is generated because there is an error in the database name argument, or connect string, of the TransferDatabase macro action.
The Microsoft Access Help system suggests that the connect string can be copied from the table properties of the attached table. When you copy the connect string into the database name argument, a string similar to the following example is produced:
NOTE: In the following example, an underscore (_) is used as a line- continuation character. Remove the underscore when re-creating this example.
ODBC;DSN=MyServer;UID=User2;APP=Microsoft Access;WSID=User2; _ DATABASE=pubs-->-->dbo.authors
The syntax error is caused by the text after the "pubs" database name. All text after the database name should be removed from the string, and the table name should be moved to the source argument.
The following example demonstrates correct arguments for the TransferDatabase action:
Transfer Type: ATTACH. Database Type: <SQL DATABASE>. Database Name: ODBC;DSN=MyServer;UID=User2;APP=Microsoft Access; _ WSID=User2;DATABASE=pubs Object Type: TABLE Source: DBO.AUTHORS Destination: DBO_AUTHORS Structure Only: NO
Additional query words: transfer
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