This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp).
filename. The file was not imported.
Modify the following registry key to include the extension of the file that you are importing.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Steps to Reproduce the Behavior
- Install Microsoft Jet 4.0 Service Pack 3. For additional information about installing this service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 239114 How to obtain the latest service pack for the Microsoft Jet 4.0 Database Engine
- Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Notepad.
- Type the following text:
- Save the file as C:\Test.dat, and then close it.
- Start Microsoft Access 2000.
- Create a new database.
- On the File menu, point to Get External Data, and then click Import.
- In the Files of type list, click
Text Files (*.txt;*.csv;*.tab;*.asc).
- In the File name box, type
C:\Test.dat, and then press ENTER.
- Click Finish. Note that you receive the following error message:Can't update. Database or object is read-only.
Article ID: 245407 - Last Review: Mar 15, 2008 - Revision: 1