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I have a function that records the errors in the program to a table.  Is there any way of finding either the line number or line of code that won't execute so I can record that as well?  
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by:peter57r
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Provided you have applied line numbers then ERL will give you the error line number.
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by:trbaze
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How about just the line of code then, like docmd.Openform?
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Among the many other things the free cool app does, it will add line numbers.  I use it daily.

http://www.mztools.com/v3/mztools3.aspx

mx
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by:trbaze
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How do you reference the line number?
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 1000 total points
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As Peter noted ... using the ERL function.

Example:

Public Function APP_AutoExec() As Boolean

          Const sFx As String = "APP_AutoExec"
10        DoCmd.Hourglass True
20        DoCmd.Echo False
30        On Error GoTo APP_AutoExec_Error
         
40        Application.CommandBars.DisableAskAQuestionDropdown = True
50        Application.MenuBar = "zMbMDMM"
60        If SysCmd(acSysCmdAccessVer) >= 11 Then Application.SetOption "Themed Form Controls", True
         

APP_AutoExec_Exit:
70        Err.Clear
80        DoCmd.Hourglass False
90        DoCmd.Echo True
100       Exit Function
         
APP_AutoExec_Error:
110       MsgBox "An unexpected error has occured" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
                 "Error Information --------------------" & vbCrLf & _
                 "Error Number: " & Err.Number & vbCrLf & _
                 "Description: " & Err.Description & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
                 "Code Fx: " & sFx & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
                "Line Number: " & Erl & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
                 "Steps to take:" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
                 "1) Take a screen shot of this error message and email it to the Database Administrator, with a brief explanation of what led up to the error." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
                 "2) Close then reopen the database, then retry the operation. If the error continues, notify the database administrator immediately." _
                 , 48, "App AutoExec Error"
120       GoTo APP_AutoExec_Exit


End Function
   
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by:trbaze
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That works perfect!  Thank you very much!
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by:trbaze
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This just corrupted my DB.  The errors I get are that the expression entered does not match the procedure name.  Includes everything like OnLoad, OnCurrent, OnCllick.
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What just corrupted your DB ?

mx
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by:trbaze
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The code  and line numbers added by the toolbar.
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I've been using MZTools for years and have never seen an instance of failure, especially adding Line Numbers.

Where did you add Line Numbers ?

mx
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Pardon me for jumping in ...

trbaze, have you installed all the Office 2007 update so that you have SP2?

Also make use that you manually compile the VBA code after pasting any code or running add-in like MZtools.
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by:trbaze
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Yes I have the sp2 update, also the code complied fine.  I ran the program, then it started giving me the event errors.  The forms, reports and modules are all giving same errors.
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by:trbaze
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Now its saying VB project cannot be read.
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Now, you didn't try to use the *example* code I posted did you?  That was just to show an example of how ERL can be used.

Can you upload your db ?

mx
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by:trbaze
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I didn't use your code.
Inventory.accdb
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Do you have a backup?

I hate to say this, but the VBA project IS corrupted and I cannot open - without Access deleting all code modules.

mx
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by:trbaze
ID: 34900746
Thats the problem I had.  I have a backup thats a day old, so some changes won't be there.  Why would that happen?
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by:trbaze
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I'm not sure if it was the add-in or not.  It was working fine until I added a Cancel as integer to an OnEnter event on a button.
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"Why would that happen?"
I am 99.9987531% sure that MZTools did not do this.  I have MZTools on 4 of my systems, as well as two systems at work (A2003 and A2010) ... never ever a problem.

"it was working fine until I added a Cancel as integer to an OnEnter event on a button."

You can't do that.  The On Enter event does not contain any arguments.  Nor can any arguments be added to any built in Form or Control event.

However, you should have just gotten a Compile error immediately.  I can't possibly image how that would have resulted in this corruption.

I would send it to Wayne (http://www.everythingaccess.com/accessdatabaserepair.htm), explain what you did ... and see if he can fix it ...

mx
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Whenever I have seen the VBA code get corrupted like this the database was not recoverable at all.

In the past there was an issue with the VBA editor that would corrupt the VBA code for the enter database.

This is also another good reason to split the databases. I regular work on updates in a copy of the front end. I will  import the changes into the master front end by using exporting/import objects to a text file similar to how Safe Source works.

Hopefully you are making regular backups as you go. Especially before running an toll that makes mass changes.



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by:trbaze
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If i were to distribute this as an MDE file that will run under access runtime, will it be able to run the erl code?
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"will it be able to run the erl code?"
Definitely ... in fact, you REALLY want it in an MDE ... for possible troubleshooting later on.

mx

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I totlaly agree with mx.

The last step I use just before creating my MDE/ACCDE is to add line numbers and do some code clean up.

Here is how I do it: http://www.fmsinc.com/free/newtips/vba/errorhandling/linenumber.html
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by:trbaze
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Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it.
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