ACCESS server encountered a segment violation

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

This error occurs when running DBMSEXECUTE or DBMSCURSOR on an Access table:

"ACCESS server encountered a segment violation"


The Access table contains column types that ArcInfo cannot interpret, such as Memo, OLE Object, and Hyperlink.

Solution or Workaround

Try one of the following:

  • Remove the offending fields from the table you are querying.
  • Create a query that doesn't include these fields.

Article ID:000003685

  • ArcMap 8 x
  • Legacy Products

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