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In Access 2000, when you query a linked SQL Server 2000 table that contains a field defined with a data type of BigInt, returned data is incorrectly mapped to Binary instead of to TEXT, which can appear in the form of indecipherable symbols within the linked Microsoft Access table.
To resolve this problem, install the latest Jet 4.0 service pack. For additional information about how to obtain and install the latest Jet 4.0 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
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Jet 4.0 Service Pack 6.