Btrieve ISAM is not available in Microsoft Access 2002 and in later versions of Access

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This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb or .accdb).For a Microsoft Access 2000 version of this article, see 208607.
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A Btrieve ISAM is no longer available starting from Microsoft Access 2002.


After Microsoft Access version 2.0, applications that have links to Btrieve tables do not work if you convert the application to Access 2002 or Microsoft Office Access 2003. New applications do not have the option of linking, importing, or exporting Btrieve data.

Access 2002 and Office Access 2003 do not ship with a Btrieve driver. Pervasive Software, Inc. has a 32-bit ODBC driver that is available. For information about obtaining this driver and the 32-bit Btrieve engine, contact Pervasive Software Inc.

For more information about hardware and software vendor contact information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


Article ID: 290127 - Last Review: March 26, 2007 - Revision: 6.2
  • Microsoft Office Access 2007
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
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