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Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
This article applies only to a Microsoft Access project (.adp).
When you are modifying the structure of a table in a Microsoft Access project (ADP) file, you may receive the following error message:
ADO error: Timeout Expired
Microsoft Access is timing out while waiting for Microsoft SQL Server to make the requested changes.
Set the OLE/DDE Timeout option to a higher value, or set it to zero (0) to never time out. To set the OLE/DDE Timeout option, follow these steps:
Microsoft Access uses the OLE/DDE Timeout option to determine how long (in seconds) it should wait before a time out occurs. By default, the OLE/DDE Timeout option is set to 30 seconds. The OLE/DDE Timeout option has a range from 0 to 300 seconds. If you set the value to 0, then no time out will ever occur.
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