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Subject:Re: Opening MS Access files in Paradox 11
Date:Tue, 4 Jul 2017 09:49:10 -0400
From:"Steven Green" <>
are you a paradox guy, or an access guy? might make a difference in how we 
explain and suggest..

is this a one-time thing? might be simpler to export the data from access, 
to csv, then import the csv in paradox

an alias is a substitute name for a path.. "work", for example, is the 
default working directory.. the actual path can be changed, for many 
reasons, but it's still your "work" directory, and you can refer to it as 
such, instead of changing all the references to it in your code


Steven Green
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"Andy"  wrote in message news:594f08d4$

I'm using Paradox on a computer running Windows 10 Pro version

I need to read some .mdb files.  I've tried following the directions in
the Paradox Help file - putting the Access table name into the BDE 
and selecting IDDA3532.DLL in the DLL32 field.  The help file refers to 
MS access tables in paradox using the MS Access alias you just created,"
but I'm not sure what "Alias" means in this context.

Having followed all the steps, when I attempt to use the Open Table dialogue
and click on the directory holding the .mdb file, I get an error message
"-2147221164" and then (clicking the forward arrow) "Table."

If I attempt to Import the MS Access file using the Import utility, the 
is a little more comprehensible:
"Could not open" [the Access table name].  You need to install the Data 
Objects (DAO).
(The quotation marks appear exactly as above in the error message.)

Can someone out there give me a step-by-step guide to installing whatever
it is that I need and then configuring BDE and Paradox correctly?

Many thanks,
Andy in Sydney 

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