Solved

Access 2010 Error: Selected collating sequence not supported with the specified file format

Posted on 2010-11-24
6
4,841 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
When Compacting and Repairing Databases the error: "Selected collating sequence not supported with the specified file format" occurs. I have compacted and repaired the two databases previously with no problem. This phenomenon has just begun to occur. One database is a conversion from 2000 but the other one is a fresh 2010 MDB.

The information I garnered so far has to do with upgrades of MDB's but none to 2010. Even then it does address the issue of the error occurring in a new 2010 database.

The databases are on a Win XP SP3 computer.
0
Comment
Question by:gbm33
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP)
Comment Utility
What is the collating sequence for the db in question ?

mx
0
 

Author Comment

by:gbm33
Comment Utility
DatabaseMX: How can I find that out? And what should I do with the information?
0
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP)
Comment Utility
0
Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

 
LVL 75

Accepted Solution

by:
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP) earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
For A2010 ....

File Tab >> Options >> General >> New Database Sort Order.
The default for a new A2010 is General - Legacy.

mx
1
 

Author Comment

by:gbm33
Comment Utility
DatabaseMX: That did the trick. The New Database Sort Order was set to General rather than General - Legacy. However the look of Access 2010 is somewhat different.
Access-2010-Options.jpg
0
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP)
Comment Utility
Yes, fortunately I know have a dedicated A2010 system here at work ... just couldn't get a screen shot just yet.

We got lucky I guess :-)

mx
0

Featured Post

Free Trending Threat Insights Every Day

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

When you are entering numbers in a speadsheet, and don't remember what 6×7 is, you just type “=6*7" instead. It works in every cell! This is not so in Access. To enter the elusive 42 in a text box, you have to find a calculator, and then copy the re…
Introduction When developing Access applications, often we need to know whether an object exists.  This article presents a quick and reliable routine to determine if an object exists without that object being opened. If you wanted to inspect/ite…
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server stored procedures from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Micr…
In Microsoft Access, learn different ways of passing a string value within a string argument. Also learn what a “Type Mis-match” error is about.

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now