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Microsoft Access 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and 2021

Alteryx supports Microsoft 2013, 2016, and 365 Runtimes for reading from and writing to ACCDB files. A Microsoft Access Runtime must be installed to read from or write to ACCDB files.

If Microsoft Access .accdb is missing in Single Access Point and the File Format dropdown in the Input or Output tools, no Microsoft Access Runtime, or an incompatible runtime, is installed.

To install a Microsoft Access Runtime, download the runtime installation file from the Microsoft Download Center and follow Microsoft’s instructions for installing.

The Microsoft 2016 and 365 Runtimes are supported for Version 2022.3.1.486 (Patch 3) and newer.

Use the Microsoft Access Runtime 2013 for Designer versions prior to 2022.3.1.486 (Patch 3). Note that this runtime version will continue to work for newer versions of Designer.

For more information, go to this post in the Alteryx Knowledge Center:

How to Enable Microsoft Excel Binary Excel Legacy Access accdb for In-Out tools


The File Format Options in the Output Data Tool available for Microsoft Access (ACCDB) files provide the following functionality:

  • Append Existing

  • Delete Data and Append

  • Overwrite Table (Drop)

  • Create New Table

Known Issues

  • Version 2023.1.1.123 and 2022.3.1.486:

    • Loading table names and refreshing data in the Input tool for 32-bit Access files produces an error. Go to this Community article for more information.

    • The Visual Query Builder doesn't load for Access runtime 2016 and 365.

    • Both of these issues were resolved for 2023.1.1.200 and 2022.3.1.508.

  • Alteryx cannot write to DateTimeExtended fields.