FIX: False Warning When You Use Visual Data Tools with Visual Studio 6.0 SP4

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If you have Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 4 (SP4) installed, when you use Visual Data Tools with an Access 97 or 2000 database, you may receive the following warning:
This version of the database design tools is not compatiblewith SQL Server 2000 database, so you cannot save changes from this tool to the SQL Server 2000 database. To modify a SQL Server 2000 database, use the SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager.
Click OK to dismiss the dialog box, and you can continue to edit the database objects.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This bug was corrected in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 5.

For additional information about Visual Studio service packs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why

194295 HOWTO: Tell That a Visual Studio Service Pack Is Installed
To download the latest Visual Studio service pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. In Visual InterDev, create a new Web project or a new data project.
  2. Add a new data connection to an Access database.
  3. On the View menu, click Other Windows, and then click Data View. Click to expand your data connection until you see the tables. Double-click a table to view the contents, and you receive the warning.

Article ID: 272326 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 04:20:51 - Revision: 3.3

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