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Can't Import a .dbf File

I opened a blank database and tried to import a .dbf file that someone
had sent me into it: there were choices for importing it as
dbIII, dbIV or db5 format--I have no idea which of these the file I
have corresponds to, so I tried each of them without success.
The dialog box showed that file in its window but each time I clicked
on it I got the message

"The microsoft jet database engine could not find the object
agencyall.dbf."

What do I need to do?
thanks,
--thelma
Nov 13 '05 #1
2 9426

Believe it or not, rename the file so that it conforms to the old DOS
8.3 name lengths.

In other words, rename
agencyall.dbf
to
agencyal.dbf
and try again.
On 7 Sep 2005 06:23:53 GMT, Thelma Lubkin <th****@alpha2.csd.uwm.edu>
wrote:
I opened a blank database and tried to import a .dbf file that someone
had sent me into it: there were choices for importing it as
dbIII, dbIV or db5 format--I have no idea which of these the file I
have corresponds to, so I tried each of them without success.
The dialog box showed that file in its window but each time I clicked
on it I got the message
"The microsoft jet database engine could not find the object
agencyall.dbf."
What do I need to do?

--
Drive C: Error. (A)bort (R)etry (S)mack The Darned Thing

Nov 13 '05 #2
Chuck Grimsby <c.*******@worldnet.att.net.invalid> wrote:

: Believe it or not, rename the file so that it conforms to the old DOS
: 8.3 name lengths.

: In other words, rename
: agencyall.dbf
: to
: agencyal.dbf
: and try again.
: On 7 Sep 2005 06:23:53 GMT, Thelma Lubkin <th****@alpha2.csd.uwm.edu>
: wrote:
:>I opened a blank database and tried to import a .dbf file that someone
:>had sent me into it: there were choices for importing it as
:>dbIII, dbIV or db5 format--I have no idea which of these the file I
:>have corresponds to, so I tried each of them without success.
:>The dialog box showed that file in its window but each time I clicked
:>on it I got the message
:> "The microsoft jet database engine could not find the object
:> agencyall.dbf."
:>What do I need to do?
Thank you: I don't think there's a book, not even a
google search where I could have learned this.
It's very much in the spirit of your sig line.
--thelma
: --
: Drive C: Error. (A)bort (R)etry (S)mack The Darned Thing

Nov 13 '05 #3

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