The Microsoft Jet Database engine cannot find the input table or query 'GDB_GeomNetworks'

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

This error occurs when trying to import a coverage into the Montgomery GDB and the Water feature dataset using an ArcView license (Building a Geodatabase tutorial).

"The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot find the input table or query 'GDB_GeomNetworks.' Make sure that it exists and that the name is spelled correctly."


The feature dataset you are attempting to load data into is not considered a simple feature dataset. Additional licensing is required to load data into a personal geodatabase that is not simple. A simple feature dataset will contain either points, multipoints, polylines, or polygon features.

Solution or Workaround

Upgrade to either an ArcGIS ArcEditor or an ArcGIS ArcInfo license.

Article ID:000004688

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