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XL2000: Error Message: ORA-00923:FROM Keyword Not Found Where Expected
Article ID: 259347 - View products that this article applies to.
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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
In Microsoft Query, when you use an alias in a query to an Oracle database, and you employ an aggregate, the query does not succeed, and you receive the following error message:
ORA-00923:FROM keyword not found where expected.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/276367/EN-US/ )OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack
After you install the latest service pack from Microsoft Office 2000, you must add and configure the AllowAlias registry key to enable this fix. To do this, follow these steps. WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
WORKAROUNDTo temporarily work around this problem, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.