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Invalid field data type (Error 3259)
The above message is coming when i am opening Access file. Also nothing is happening if i am selecting repair now option. Does anyone know how to fix Access?
Apr 24 '17 #1

✓ answered by NeoPa

Have you tried a Compact & Repair? Have you tried a Decompile (See How to Decompile an Access Application Or How to do a Full Fresh Compile)?

If the answers to both of these questions are "Yes" then it looks like you have a non-resurrectable database and you'll need to go to a recent backup.

If you have none such then I suspect you've been let down by whoever got you started with Access (or IT generally TBF) in the first place. If that is the case then I'll take the opportunity now to instruct you that backups are probably the most important part of any IT work (See Backup Strategies). Ignore them at your peril. Experienced people have lost jobs due to failure in this area (Quite rightly. Experienced people should know better). It is no trivial matter (I'm not trying to be critical of any mistake you may have made. Simply to help you prepare seriously to avoid any such in future).

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Have you tried a Compact & Repair? Have you tried a Decompile (See How to Decompile an Access Application Or How to do a Full Fresh Compile)?

If the answers to both of these questions are "Yes" then it looks like you have a non-resurrectable database and you'll need to go to a recent backup.

If you have none such then I suspect you've been let down by whoever got you started with Access (or IT generally TBF) in the first place. If that is the case then I'll take the opportunity now to instruct you that backups are probably the most important part of any IT work (See Backup Strategies). Ignore them at your peril. Experienced people have lost jobs due to failure in this area (Quite rightly. Experienced people should know better). It is no trivial matter (I'm not trying to be critical of any mistake you may have made. Simply to help you prepare seriously to avoid any such in future).
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