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Error "Unable to append data from file (...)" When Appending Data from Microsoft Access


Published: 29 Jun 2018
Last Modified Date: 11 Jul 2018

Issue

When attempting to append data to an extract from a Microsoft Access database, an error may occur:
"Unable to append data from file. Microsoft JET database error 0x80004005: Unrecognized database format"

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.5.5 and earlier
  • Microsoft Access

Resolution

Upgrade to Tableau Desktop 2018.1.3; 10.5.6; 10.4.9, or a later version. For more information, see Upgrading Tableau Desktop in Tableau Help.

Cause

This behavior is related to a known issue (ID: 777699) which has been fixed in a recent release of Tableau Desktop. 
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