ACC2002: Tables Not Upsized When Query or Table Name Contains Apostrophe

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This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).

For a Microsoft Access 2000 version of this article, see 216218.
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If you use the Upsizing Wizard to upsize the tables in a Microsoft Access database in which any table or query name contains an apostrophe ('), none of the tables are upsized.


Change the name of the table or the query so that it does not contain an apostrophe, and then repeat the upsizing process.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

  1. In Windows Explorer, make a copy of the sample database Northwind.mdb. Name the new database NWTest.mdb.
  2. Open NWTest.mdb and add an apostrophe to the name of any query. For example, change
    Sales by Year
    Sales by Year'
  3. On the Tools menu, point to Database Utilities, and then click Upsizing Wizard.
  4. On the first page of the Upsizing Wizard, click Create New database, and then click Next.
  5. On the next page, provide the name of a server to which you want to upsize your database as well as an appropriate Login ID and Password. Use the database name suggested by the wizard. Click Next.
  6. On the next page on which you are asked to choose the tables that you want to upsize, click the double-arrow button >>. After doing so, note that all tables are included in the list of objects to be upsized.
  7. Click Next, and then click Finish.

    When the process is finished, the upsizing report appears.
  8. Scroll through the report and note that each table has been skipped.


For more information about the upsizing wizard, click Microsoft Access Help on the Help menu, type upsizing in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.


Article ID: 294398 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
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