Error creating tables with MS Access 2.0

I'm using Delphi 1.0, BDE 2.52 and Microsofts ODBC 2.0 driver for MS
Access. When trying to create a table with TTable.CreateTable, it fails
when one of the fields is of type ftFloat (raises an exception in the
BDE). Does anybody know the reason for this and if there's any remedy?
Or should I have to create the table by SQL instead (CREATE TABLE)?