Table object fails to return a Recordset

Last Published: April 25, 2020


The MapObjects Table object fails to return a Recordset object when the path for the database property has been assigned using Universal Naming Convention (UNC).UNC allows you to identify a path without specifying a drive letter, for example, \\Computer\Files\Paths\file.doc.


This problem occurs when the name of the computer or folders is greater than eight characters. This has been observed on Novell networks.

Solution or Workaround

  • Option 1: Map a network drive to the machine containing the data.
  • Option 2: Make sure the names of the machine and folders are eight characters or less.

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