Method 'Open' of object '_Recordset' failed

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

This error occurs when using the ESRI OLE DB provider to open a recordset based on a connection to an SDE 3 service:

"Run-time error '-2147216035 (8004155d)'
Method 'Open' of object '_Recordset' failed"


SDE 3 services do not fully support connections made using the ESRI OLE DB provider. Although a connection may be opened and the database schema browsed, it is not possible to open a recordset based on any of the tables present in the database.

Solution or Workaround

This is a known limitation and there is no workaround for it.

Article ID:000002676

  • ArcMap 8 x

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