I have a linked table that comes from a text file. When I try to use a make table query to generate a local table the query fails with “Numeric Field Overflow” this does not happen every time. I have tried deleting the table first and then running the make table. I have even run compress repair and although it usually run OK after this it is not consistent. I have looked up this error on the web but not found anyone with exactly the same error. Any help appreciated.
I import a file [a1.asc] from the server as a fixed length file linked to the Access mdb.
I then delete the onl local file [tblA2] from the mdb.
I then run a maketable query to produce a new [tblA2] in the mdb, this is when the error reports.