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Error: Could not update; currently locked by another session on this machine

Posted on 2008-10-15
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Very stange problem. I have 2 forms in a database in a fron-end / back-end scenario. I'm the only one using the database. Form A and Form B. Form A does not allow editing. I have a button (made using the wizard) that opens the same record in Form B for editing. When I change something in a memo field of a CERTAIN record (not all records) in Form B, I'm unable to save the changes and get the error: Could not update; currently locked by another session on this machine

I've done a fair amount of messing around already. Here's what I've done so far:

1. Repaired and compacted both DBs. (didn't help.)
2. Read this post and tried several things (none of which led me to a solution): http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Q_21580646.html?qid=21580646

I've Never seen this before and these forms are NOT doing anything beyond what Access creates with it's Wizards. Everything is generic as can be. No special code, nothing.

Ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Haven't got a solution as you already tried to solve this. Other things to consider:

What version of Access, I have found 2007 behaving strangely. I am thinking of some sort of memory corruption when you write in the memo field, so Access thinks another process has got into the field.

Have you got the latest service pack?

Have you tried to perform the same action on another PC?

Front and Back on the same PC? If not what is the network connection?

Good luck

Felix
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Access 2003, all latest patches and service packs. Same problem happends on multiple computers. Not an issue with the network. I did figure out that if I removed several lines for the memo field, then everything worked fine. the problem seems to be related to how much content is in the memo field. In this case, maybe a page worth of text and html tags. Well, don't know the cause, but I geuss I found my own solution.
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