ADO error 3251– Object or provider is not capable of performing requested operation.

If you are getting the above error message check the length of the path of the Access database.   A client had this problem where the path and Access database file name was “only” 181 characters.  Testing shows that the length of the path and the Access database file must be under about 128 characters.  Bizarre.

2 thoughts on “ADO error 3251– Object or provider is not capable of performing requested operation.”

  1. I have a path len of 85, and I still get ADO error 3251– Object or provider is not capable of performing requested operation

  2. A few things that may help solved this: ado error 3251
    check the catalog connection

    Dim cat As New ADOX.Catalog
    - Set cat.ActiveConnection = CurrentProject.Connection

    No error:

    Note, I checked the provider on the currentproject above. The provider is:
    PROVIDER=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;

    This also may be significant, as had been getting error with Provider=Microsoft.Access.OLEDB.10.0;

    I pass it on for what it’s worth.

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