I'm trying to import data from MS Access but unsuccessful. The commands tab (Customize> customize mode> commands) doesn't show "ArcCatalog", so I'm stuck here being failed to add "Add OLE DB Connection" which is required to import MS Access data file into ArcGIS. I'm using ArcGIS 10.3.1.

Can anyone tell what to do now to import MS Access data into ArcGIS?


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Go to:

Customize > Customize Mode > Commands

Put "Catalog" in the Show Commands Containing, and after will be display

File > Catalog
Tools > ArcCatalog

After activate the Catalog, just click with the right button in any folder and go to:

New > ...

I suggest to verify your ODBC Drivers:


And after please read this documentation:


  • Thank you very much!!! It's very helpful. Now, I'm successful to import MS Access data to ArcGIS 10.3.1.
    – Sandy
    Commented Jul 20, 2017 at 8:15

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