Problem: Cannot preview Access 2000 tables that include MEMO fields via an OLE DB connection


Tables that include MEMO fields cannot be accessed in ArcGIS. The tables are listed under the OLE DB connection item in the TOC but the data cannot be previewed.


This is a known issue (data type conversion error) when using the Microsoft OLE DB provider for ODBC sources to make the connection to the Access 2000 file.

Solution or Workaround

Use the Microsoft Jet 4.0 OLE DB provider to make the connection.

Last Published: 5/5/2016

Article ID: 000002627