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Error: Run-time error "3011": The Microsoft Jet database engine could not find the object "nametoolong.dbf"

Error Message

After turning on the Report Writer extension and selecting 'Create a Report' from the Table menu and then selecting Quick Report, the following error occurs:

Run-time error "3011": The Microsoft Jet database engine could not find the object "nametoolong.dbf"

Cause

Quick Reports cannot use .dbf filenames longer than eight characters. This limitation lies in a Visual Basic control used in the Quick Reports form. All other report types can use .dbf files with names longer then eight characters.

Solution or Workaround

Export the .dbf file to a new file with a compliant file name.

Note:
Make sure the object exists and that you spell its name and the path name correctly.