Failed to connect to database. An underlying database error occurred. Class not registered.
I am using ArcGIS 9.3x software from ESRI (Environment System Research Institute). I am on Windows 7 64 bit edition and I am also using 64 bit edition of Office 2010. While I try to add X Y tools in ArcGIS from an Excel Sheet saved with Office 2010 (.xlsx)
I come across an error saying that "Failed to connect to database. An underlying error occurred. Class not registered". However I was from the add X Y tool I am able to add an excel 2003 format file. I have installed 64bit access database engine via
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=13255. This did not solve the problem. I have posted in the ESRI Forum
http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/6880-.XLSX-PROBLEM-Failed-to-Connect-to-Database-Class-Not-Registered but I havn't seen any feasible solution yet. So I posted here in the Microsoft forum to see if some one can assist me to solve this issue. If I uninstall
Office 2010 64 bit edition and install 32 bit edition will it help me to solve this issue? Any suggestion to solve this problem is more than welcome.
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after it I deleted 'GxObjFactCache.dat' by following instroction
1. Close all ArcGIS applications - ArcMap and ArcCatalog. 2. Open Windows Explorer and browse to \Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\ESRI\ArcCatalog ** 3. Delete the "GxObjFactCache.dat" file This file will be re-created next time ArcCatalog starts.
and then it worked well...
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