Equisys technical notes

Technical guidance, explanations and fixes for our products

PRB: "Could not read any columns in the selected database" error when creating ODBC link to Goldmine Dbase file



ID: ZTN1330

This Zetafax technical note applies to:

  • and later


You can create an ODBC link from the Zetafax client to access other address books. However, when you try to access an Address book in Goldmine which uses Dbase you will get the following error message.

Zetafax cannot directly access the data contained in a Dbase file as it is stored in a propriety format.


If the data is stored in a SQL database you may be able to link to it via an ODBC connection.

However Equisys has developed a Zetafax Connector for GoldMine® add on for FrontRange Goldmine® version 6.0. For more information please visit the Equisys website



This has been identified by Equisys as functioning as designed issue with the software versions given above.


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Last updated: 25th August 2003 IM/SV

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