I am trying to ATTACH this Access file. I'm in the Task Pane, map Explorer tab, selecting the Data Source icon. I have used the right click - attach method, as well as the two other methods of Attaching DATA sources (i.e. drag & drop)...nothing is working. Any ideas? Is the file bad?
Attached for your consideration
haha, just got this error message when I tried attaching it to this post: "The file does not have a valid extension for an attachment.doc,pdf,dwf,dwg,dxf,dst,gz,gzip,zip,bm,
If you include your email address I will send it to you for your consideration.
thanks in advance!
You can connect to MS-Access with two ways
....and please say you have a 32bit OS, otherwise you have to work with workarounds (as there a no drivers for MDB-files for 64bit except you install >>>this<<< and that may be problematic with some kind of office-installations).
To verify what's now the better method depends on what you like to do with the MDB-data.
You can't "attach" is as reference as the MS-Access database has no graphical objects to be shown on the modelspace.
- alfred -
No, not working. I have a map file without data. I have an Access file with data. According to the following url, I should be able to link them and then generate a link template.
When I follow the Autodesk "How to Instructions" the results are attached as a jpg. Epic failure, but only @ work - this works fine on my home computer (piece of crap laptop). Are the problems linking Access data to map files?
RDBMS:[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] The specified DSN contains an architecture mismatch between the Driver and the Application.
This is the specific error
hope it helps
and the main question once more: you are working on 32bit or 64bit?
- alfred -
If you are running Windows 7 (64-bit) with AutoCAD 64-bit you can't connect to 32-bit Microsoft Access/Excel without significant workarounds. Search this forum for the workarounds. The easiest workaround is to install a 64-bit version of MS Office. Otherwise you have to uninsall 32-bit MS Office, download a MS Access driver 64-bit from Microsoft and then reinstall the 32-bit MS Office. This information is based on my recollection from reading similar posts on this subject.
Thanks for your reply and forgive me for my late reply.
Yeah now I have to deal with our IT team and let see what happens!!
At the same time I have done some workaround and I found this article saying that you can use The 32-bit version of the ODBC Administrator tool on 64-bit platform.
But again I need the IT team to solve it.