Article ID: 287428 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q287428
Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp).
For a Microsoft Access 2000 version of this article, see 285949
When you try to import or link a dBASE file to a Microsoft Access 2002 database or project, you receive the following error message:
3015 Index not found.
For additional information about how you can resolve this issue by creating a registry key to bypass the Borland Database Engine (BDE) and assign the key a value of 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307455Although setting this key to a value of 2 allows you to successfully link the dBASE file, this setting can also cause dBASE tables to be linked as read-only.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307455/EN-US/ )ACC2002: How to Control Whether Access Loads the Borland Data Engine (BDE)
When you try to link a dBASE file, the only time that you receive the Select Index Files dialog box in Access 2002 is if the Borland Database Engine (BDE) is installed on the computer. If the BDE is installed, there will be a registry key on your system, and Access 2002 will use and maintain the indexes by means of the BDE. (Linked dBASE tables will be read-only if you do not have the BDE installed on the computer.)
Steps to Reproduce the BehaviorIn order to reproduce this behavior, you must have the Borland Database Engine (BDE) installed on the computer that you are using.
For more information about how to link or import a dBASE file, click Microsoft Access Help on the Help menu, type import or link dbase files in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
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