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MSAccess Linking to Oracle via ODBC Driver  - Error ORA00911 Invalid Character

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I'm trying to link to an Oracle 8i (8.1.6) DB through MSAccess97. I'm using the Oracle ODBC Driver ().  I have done this successfully on several PCs, but on one PC, everytime I try to  open a table, I get an error ORA 00911 INVALID CHARACTER.  I'm certain that the data source name, login, and password names I'm using are correct.

Any help (even a pointer to where I can look up Oracle error codes) is much appreciated. Thanks!
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Hi, DiscoDave2000.

You can download a help file called SQL*Codes from the following link.

#Links
1. "SQL*Codes"
http://www.oraxcel.com/projects/sqlcodes/index.htm
(Click the download link and select the SQL*Codes item from the combobox on the next form.)

#From the chm file
ORA-00911

Cause:Special characters are valid only in certain places. If special characters other than $, _, and # are used in a name and the name is not enclosed in double quotes ("), this message will be issued.

Action:Remove the invalid character from the statement, or enclose the object name in double quotes.

Bye. -e2
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