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"Connectivity Error" on Mail Merge doc.

By fred_e944 ·
When trying to open the data source of a merge doc. (a dBase file) I get a message:

ODBC Error:[Microsoft][ODBC dBase driver]
The database engine could not lock the table 'filename#dbf'because it is already in use by another person or process. Sql State: S1000
Return Code: SQL_ERROR

Other computers can open the merge doc. and perform the merge fine. All have Word 97, SR-2 and MDAC 2.5. I see no differences in the ODBC settings. When Word opens the .doc file it also opensthe .dbf for a Write but does not lock the file. Word does not release the resource when closing either. Any idea what's going on?

Thanks for the help.

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by greg.ahler In reply to "Connectivity Error" on M ...

Just for info purposes, Microsoft has released SR-2b for Office 97. Don't know if the service pack will help, but it's worth a try.

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by fred_e944 In reply to "Connectivity Error" on M ...

Was already at SR-2b level

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