Decimal problems importing Oracle 8.0.5 table in an Access 200 database.

Posted on 2001-06-14
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
A table in Access is defined with NUMBER 16,8 datas. When I try to import it in an Access 2000 database, the error message #3761 appears telling me that there is a problem of decimal. For that reason,the table is not imported.

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Question by:her7
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ID: 6191897
Hi her7,

In general, there is a differance between MS Access Numeric type precision (Access 2000 - 28 Max) and Oracle Numeric DataType precision (38 Max).

You have to create the table using numbers of lower precision than the Oracle default precision of 38.

If you Import data from Oracle, then read this MS article:

If you Export data to Oracle DB then read this MS article:

Hope this helps,


Author Comment

ID: 6195502
How come I'm able to import Oracle tables from Access 97 then ?

The problem seems to be only with Access 2000.

Accepted Solution

Nosterdamus earned 100 total points
ID: 6199447
Hi her7,

I do not know the answer for that, but you might want to concider installing the Office 2000 SR-2.

You can find more info, download and installation instructions here:

There are many bug fixs in this SR, which one of them might solve your problem...

Hope this helps,


Expert Comment

ID: 6272110
Glad I could help,


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