This article was previously published under Q259347
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
In Microsoft Query, when you use an alias in a query to an Oracle database, and you employ an aggregate, the query does not succeed, and you receive the following error message:
ORA-00923:FROM keyword not found where expected.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack
After you install the latest service pack from Microsoft Office 2000, you must add and configure the AllowAlias registry key to enable this fix. To do this, follow these steps. WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Quit Excel 2000 if it is running.
. Click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Verify that the following key exists. If it does, go to step 4.