Underlying database error: Class not registered: Failed to connect to database.

Discussion created by 0xyjen on Jul 23, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 7, 2014 by bobby181

I'm hoping someone can help me figure this out.

I encountered an error message when importing an excel sheet into ArcMap as new data. The goal of the assignment is to Join the data with a shapefile.

My message is: Failed to connect to database. An underlying database error occurred. Class not registered."

I'm going through the forums and the ESRI resource center but nothing is doing it.

I am also making sure that I am going through the windows menu and desktop part of my Parallels Macbook, which not doing so was the cause of my earlier problem.

Any thoughts you may have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanking you in advance,