I am looking to map gps coordinates from a Microsoft Access table (.mdb) in ArcMap. I successfully connected ArcMap to Microsoft Access through an OLE DB connection, and can see the Access table in both ArcCatalog and the Add Data dialog box. However, when I attempt to add the table I receive the following warning:
A selected item could not be added to the map. General Function Failure.
After searching online for a solution I thought maybe ArcMap could not read the file because of an incompatible driver. I am running Microsoft office 2016 (64-bit) on a 64-bit machine. However I read that since ArcGIS is a 32-bit program the correct driver for this setup would be Microsoft Office Access Database Engine 2007, which is the driver currently installed on my computer.
All other documentation I have found online indicates that this should be a fairly simple process, and I can not find any mention of the problem I am having.
Any suggestions on why this is happening?