You may receive a "Data cannot be retrieved from the source you have selected" error message when you try to start a wizard in Access

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Article ID: 839783 - View products that this article applies to.

This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).

Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
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SYMPTOMS

When you try to start a wizard, such as the Combo Box Wizard or the Lookup Wizard, the wizard may not start successfully. You may receive the following error message:
Data cannot be retrieved from the source you have selected. You must select a different table or query to continue in the wizard.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, you must install the latest version of the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC). For additional information about how to download and to install the latest version of MDAC, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/default.aspx

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Article ID: 839783 - Last Review: July 28, 2006 - Revision: 1.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
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