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Allow Access to connect to a dBASE (.dbf) file with a name over 8 characters

Access files cannot connect to a .dbf file if the .dbf's file's name is over 8 characters. I am grateful for bringing back support for .dbf files, but these are often created by other applications and we do not have control over their name length.

This is posted following Tisky Zheng's comment in my Microsoft community question here https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_access-mso_other/connect-access-2016-to-dbf-file-with-a-name-over-8/b85202d6-e9f2-4489-bb54-45c85a386ea3

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    George shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Done!  ·  AdminAccess Team (Admin, Microsoft) responded  · 

    A change that supports connecting to dBase files with longer than 8 char names, is now rolling out to O365 customers.

    Regards,
    Access Engineering

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