Saturday, October 24, 2009

Resolving “Could not find a table...” Error message

Sometimes, when you attempt to access the records saved in a table, you encounter an error message. The error message can be caused due to numerous reasons like, corruption of MS SQL database, table index residing on a non-existing file group, and more. The error message primarily results in inaccessibility of all the records saved in that particular table. To access the records saved in that table, you will need to restore the table from an updated backup. However, in case of no backup availability or backup falling short of restoring the correct table, then you will need to repair the corrupt MS SQL database by using an advanced Repair SQL Database software.

Consider a practical scenario, where you attempt to view the records stored in the Accounts table, and you encounter the below error message:

“Could not find a table or object named '%.*ls'. Check sysobjects”

The same error message appears each time every you attempt to open the Accounts table. The records saved in the Accounts table become inaccessible after the above error message appears.


The fundamental reasons for the occurrence of the above error message are discussed below:

The heap or clustered index of Accounts table is marked on the file group that does not exist.
Hardware Issues


To resolve the above error message and access the Accounts table, you will take the below measures:

Run the hardware diagnostics and fix all the hardware related issues.
If the error message is occurring due to hardware issues, then run the DBCC CHECKDB (without repair clause) command to determine the extent of corruption. Then, you will need to use appropriate repair clause to repair the corruption.
If the problem persists, then it means that the error message is not self-repairable and requires a third party SQL Database Repair application. Such SQL Database Recovery tools are developed by highly qualified data recovery experts and use high end scanning methods to successfully recover almost all MS SQL database components. With easy understandability, these tools can be used by both home users and IT professionals.

Stellar Phoenix SQL Recovery is an effective SQL Repair tool that recovers MS SQL database objects, such as, tables, views, triggers, stored procedures, and more. The non-destructive database repair tool is compatible with SQL Server 2008, 2005, and 2000 and supports Windows Vista, XP, 2003, 2000, and NT operating systems.

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