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The "Import/Link Data on an FTP or HTTP Server" Help topic is not correct in Access 2000, Access 2002, Access 2003 and Access 2007

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In Microsoft Access 2000, Microsoft Access 2002, Microsoft Office Access 2003, and Microsoft Office Access 2007, the Help topic "Import or link (read-only) data on an FTP or HTTP Internet Server" incorrectly states that you can import or link data from a remote HTTP server.

If you try to follow the steps in the Help topic to import or link data from a remote FTP or HTTP server, you receive one of the following error messages:
Either the Internet is very slow or there is some problem in the replication manager setup on the internet server machine
Invalid internet address
Internet login failure
After you click OK to close the first error message, you see a second error message:
The wizard is unable to access information in the file <internet address>. Please check that the file exists and is in the correct format.

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This problem occurs because Access 2000, Access 2002, Access 2003 and Access 2007 do not support importing or linking data from a remote FTP or HTTP server.

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Save the file or HTML page to your hard disk or Intranet site, and then import or link the file from there.

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Keywords: KB237590, kbpending, kbdocerr, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 237590
Revision : 5
Created on : 1/24/2007
Published on : 1/24/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 438