Access closes when saving a query.

Posted on 2011-02-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm trying to update a select query.  When I go to save the query, Access closes.  When I reopen the db and look at the query, my chgs are not saved.  Other queries work OK.  What could the issue be?
Question by:vsllc
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ID: 34890971
Try the basics

Compact & Repair the db

If not fix

Delete the query, do a Compact & Repair, then recreate the query

If no fix, Import all objects (except Linked tables) into a blank db.

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Expert Comment

ID: 34891072
Do you get the same results when
     creating a NEW query
     Editing a different query  (in short 1 or 2 queries or ALL queries)

If it is just the one query...  copy the SQL to the clipboard and save it as a NEW query
if all queries...   the container is corrupt...   get them into a new container

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ID: 34891316
None of the three options worked.  Could it be it's too large?  It's a lot of code.
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ID: 34891340
Can you upload the db ?


Author Comment

ID: 34891439
No.  I'm going to break it into 2 queries and see if that fixes it.  Is there generally a character limit on the queries?
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ID: 34891482

Attribute       Maximum
Number of enforced relationships       32 per table, minus the number of indexes that are on the table for fields or combinations of fields that are not involved in relationships*
Number of tables in a query       32*
Number of joins in a query       16*
Number of fields in a recordset       255
Recordset size       1 gigabyte
Sort limit       255 characters in one or more fields
Number of levels of nested queries       50*
Number of characters in a cell in the query design grid       1,024
Number of characters for a parameter in a parameter query       255
Number of AND operators in a WHERE or HAVING clause       99*
Number of characters in an SQL statement       Approximately 64,000*

Author Comment

ID: 34891561
Interesting.  I'm using Access 2002.  Is this comparible?
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Accepted Solution

vsllc earned 0 total points
ID: 34891718
OK.  This fixed it, but not sure what implications this solution will have on the db.  Any ideas?
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Expert Comment

ID: 34891842
Seems to be specific to 2002...  interesting...  skiped from 97 to 2003...   I missed all the fun...

Don't know what if anything shutting down autocorrect will do to you.... but if it works...  your ahead of the game...
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ID: 34892088
Guess I should have though of the Name Auto Correct issue.  I always turn if off.  


Author Comment

ID: 34892304
OK.  It works, I'm happy.  If something comes up I'll deal with it then!

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34932159
This setting change fixed the issue.

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