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Description of the Access 2007 hotfix package: February 26, 2008


This article describes the Microsoft Office Access 2007 issue that is fixed in the hotfix package that is dated February 26, 2008.

This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.

Issue that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • If you use version 12.0.4518.1014 or version 12.0.6211.1000 of the ODBC driver (aceodbc.dll) for Access 2007 in a query, the returned values for the SQLDescribeCol function and the SQLColAttribute function are incorrect.

    Note The returned values for the SQLDescribeCol function and the SQLColAttribute function are the same. The correct values should be 255. However, the returned values are 2147483598.

    The problem may also occur in other Access ODBC drivers. For more information about this issue if you are using Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    940895 On a Windows Vista-based computer, the SQLDescribeCol function and the SQLColAttribute function return the incorrect value of 2147483598 instead of the expected value of 255

    If you use Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.5, apply hotfix 272951. For more information about hotfix 272951, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    272951 FIX: Microsoft Access/Jet ODBC Driver returns size of 2 gigabytes for computed text columns

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix package.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix package.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that are listed in this article.The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ace.mspNot applicable12,642,81628-Jan-200818:19Not applicable
Contents of Ace.msp
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 941877 - Last Review: 03/12/2008 23:19:34 - Revision: 1.4

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