Error in reading shapetype" or "Attempt to edit read-only vtab" on Novell network.

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Solution or Workaround


When I perform a Clip or Intersect and save the results over a Novell network, I get "error in reading shapetype".

When I try to save edits to a shapefile or a table over a Novell network, I get the error "Attempt to edit read-only vtab".


A known issue with Service Patch 1 of Novell Client 3.1.


Uninstall Novell Client from the PC where ArcView is installed and reinstall it without Service Patch 1.

Article ID:000001527

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