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FIX: Error message when you add a TableAdapter control that connects to an Oracle database in Visual Studio 2005: "Syntax Error Expecting '.', identifier or quoted identifier"

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Consider the following scenario. You develop an application that contains a DataSet project item in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. In the DataSet project item, you add a TableAdapter control that connects to an Oracle database. In the TableAdapter Configuration Wizard, you use Query Builder to design a query that contains an inner join. In this scenario, you can run the query successfully. However, you receive the following error message when you click Finish on the last page of the TableAdapter Configuration Wizard:
The wizard detected the following problems when configuring the TableAdapter: "TableAdapterName":
Generated Select statement.
Syntax Error: Expecting '.', identifier or quoted identifier.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


You must have Visual Studio 2005 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer.

File information

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Article ID: 919095 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 14:42:43 - Revision: 3.0

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