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error:User defined type not defined

Hi,

Please assist what could be missing, vb returns the error: User defined type not defined

pointing to the following line:
Private Function GetExcelConnection(ByVal Path As String, Optional ByVal Headers As Boolean = True) As Connection

Thanks.
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RyanBank
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bruintjeCommented:
Hi RyanBank,
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think its missing the reference to the connection type, the function returns a connection but where is Connection delcared?

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bruintje
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RyanBankAuthor Commented:
bruintje,

here's the whole function with the connection type. what could be happening?

thanks.

Private Function GetExcelConnection(ByVal Path As String, Optional ByVal Headers As Boolean = True) As Connection
    Dim strConn As String
    Dim objConn As ADODB.Connection
    Set objConn = New ADODB.Connection
    strConn = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _
              "Data Source=" & Path & ";" & _
              "Extended Properties=""Excel 8.0;HDR=" & _
              IIf(Headers, "Yes", "No") & """"
    objConn.Open strConn
    Set GetExcelConnection = objConn
End Function
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bruintjeCommented:
you probably did add a reference to the microsoft active data objects library

then your code should work or try an explicit cast to the ado connection type

Private Function GetExcelConnection(ByVal Path As String, Optional ByVal Headers As Boolean = True) As ADODB.Connection
    Dim strConn As String
    Dim objConn As ADODB.Connection
    Set objConn = New ADODB.Connection
    strConn = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _
              "Data Source=" & Path & ";" & _
              "Extended Properties=""Excel 8.0;HDR=" & _
              IIf(Headers, "Yes", "No") & """"
    objConn.Open strConn
    Set GetExcelConnection = objConn
End Function

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RyanBankAuthor Commented:
bruintje,

can you kindly assist, i'm out of luck on this one:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_21920356.html


thanks
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bruintjeCommented:
sorry i was out with the family, but i see your problem was already solved
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