Summary: This blog discusses possible reasons causing the Access error “‘Id’ is not an index in this table”. And, it suggests solutions to resolve the error manually or by using an Access repair tool.
While attempting to open an Access Database, if you encounter an error message that reads: “’Id’ is not an index in this table”, it indicates that your Access Database file has become corrupt.
Here’s an infographic summarizing the possible reasons behind the Access error and solutions to resolve the error.
Corruption in an Access database resulting in the index error might occur when:
After you encounter the MS Access error message “‘Id’ is not an index in this table”, try to Compact and Repair Access Database. If this doesn’t work, try the following solutions:
If the error persists, check if you can open the corrupted Access database. If its opens, use the export tool built-in into your MS Access application to export every object of the corrupted database to a new Access database manually. The steps to export the objects into a new database are as follows:
Note: If your database is large and complicated then, it could be time-consuming to import the DB objects manually. In this case, you can go with the next solution.
Try using Access Database Repair software such as Stellar Repair for Access to fix your corrupted database (.MDB/.ACCDB) file that might have resulted in the “’Id’ is not an index in this table” error. The software can repair database files of Access version 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, and earlier versions. Also, it helps restore all the database objects like tables, indexes, queries, relations. It even provides a preview of all the recoverable data, including deleted records, forms, reports, macros, etc. to help the users validate data accuracy before saving it.
Steps to repair a corrupted Access database are as follows:
Let’s look at how we can fix the Access Database error: “ID is not an index in this table” using this software:
6. You can preview the contents of the selected database, including tables, deleted records, forms, reports, macros, etc. You can select single or multiple items for recovery.
Watch the full video to repair ‘id’ is not an index error using Stellar Repair for Access.
Databases storing sensitive data are prone to get attacked by malicious users, which can turn the database corrupt. Also, factors like hardware failure, a software bug, etc. can damage an Access database and cause data loss. So, ensure to plan a recovery strategy in advance to avoid adverse circumstances. But if your Access database gets corrupted and data is lost, consider using Stellar Repair for Access software for quick and easy recovery of the data.
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Charanjeet is a Technical Content Writer at Stellar®who specializes in writing about databases, e-mail recovery, and e-mail migration solutions. She loves researching and developing content that helps database administrators, organizations and novices to fix multiple problems related to MS SQL and MySQL databases and Microsoft Exchange.