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FIX: Cannot Export or Open Linked FoxPro Tables Using Latest ODBC Visual FoxPro Driver (6.0.8428.0)

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This article was previously published under Q231714

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When you attempt to export or open linked FoxPro tables using the latest ODBC Visual FoxPro driver (version 6.0.8428.0), you may receive the following error message:
Error msg "ODBC--call failed. [Microsoft][ODBC Visual F(#200)".

Steps to Reproduce the Problem

  1. Open Northwind.mdb.
  2. Right-click any table and click Export on the shortcut menu.
  3. Select File Type "ODBC()" and take the default name.
  4. In the Select Data Source dialog box, go to Machine Data Source and select Visual FoxPro Tables.
  5. In the Path field, type the path to where Northwind.mdb is, then click OK.

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This is caused by a bug in the FoxPro ODBC driver that is included with the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) versions noted above.

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A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next service pack for Microsoft Data Access Components that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

You can also obtain the hot fix from

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date              Version      Size    File name   

   03/18/99         6.0.8440.0   956 KB   Vfpodbc.dll
NOTE: Due to file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the above files may also contain additional files.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem has been fixed in Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects versions 2.1 SP2 and later.

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More information

When exporting Microsoft Access tables to FoxPro free tables, the destination folder should be the same directory that contains the source .mdb file.

How to Manually Install the Hotfix

  1. Close all applications or services that are known or suspected to be using Vfpodbc.dll.
  2. Download the self-extracting executable Vfpodbc.exe containing the hotfixed Vfpodbc.dll into a temporary directory and double-click it to extract the hotfix files.
  3. Locate the current Visual FoxPro ODBC driver (Vfpodbc.dll) and rename it. This file should exist in the Winnt\System32 folder or the Windows\System folder.
  4. Copy the hotfix version of the Visual FoxPro ODBC driver into that same directory (that is, the Winnt\System32 folder or the Windows\System folder, depending on where your original version of the Visual FoxPro ODBC driver was).

Important Notice for Microsoft Windows 95/98 Users!

If you are installing this fix onto a computer running Windows 95 or a computer running the original release of Windows 98, you will need to install the Windows 98 Migration DLL included with this fix.

Before installing, please carefully read the Migrate_qfe.txt file that is included with the download, and follow the instructions if they apply to your platform.

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Keywords: KB231714, kbqfe, kbmdac210sp2fix, kbfix, kbbug, kbqfe, kbhotfixserver

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Article Info
Article ID : 231714
Revision : 8
Created on : 10/7/2005
Published on : 10/7/2005
Exists online : False
Views : 362