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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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.
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:
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Article ID: 839783 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 17:48:40 - Revision: 2.0

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