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Microsoft KB Archive/246169

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Article ID: 246169

Article Last Modified on 1/25/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q246169

Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.


SYMPTOMS

When you are working with a Microsoft Access 97 MDE database, you may receive one or more of the following errors:

  • ActiveX can't create object.
  • Function name function name in expression not found.
  • Function isn't available in expressions in query expression.
  • Compile error.


CAUSE

The database may have been compiled into the MDE file type on a computer that does not have the same service release for Access 97 as the development computer. The problem is generally caused by one of two things:

  1. The database includes a reference to the utility database, Utility.mda.
  2. The MDE database was compiled using libraries (DLL, OCX, etc.) that have been modified between service releases.


RESOLUTION

Resolution for Cause 1

On the development computer, ensure that you have installed the latest service release, and then in the original MDB database:

  1. Open a module in Design view, click References on the Tools Menu, and then click to clear the reference to Utility.mda.
  2. On the Debug menu, point to Compile and Save All Modules.
  3. Close the module.
  4. On the Tools menu, point to Database Utilities, and then click Make MDE file.
  5. Redistribute the MDE database, ensuring that all target computers have the same service release installed.

Resolution for Cause 2

On the development computer, ensure that you have installed the newest version of all libraries that are referenced and used in your environment, and then:

  1. In the original MDB database, open any module in Design view.
  2. On the Debug menu, point to Compile and Save All Modules.
  3. Close the module.
  4. On the Tools menu, point to Database Utilities, and then click Make MDE file.
  5. Redistribute the MDE database, ensuring that all target computers receive updates to all referenced libraries.



Additional query words: prb sr-1 sr-2 ActiveX can t create object function isn available in expressions query expression

Keywords: kbprb KB246169