Access 2007 VBA err handling not working

Posted on 2011-02-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am building my error catching routines on a new dbase and the error handling does not seem to work in any case. I have my error handling set to BREAK IN CLASS MODE.
Code is standard error handling as below.

The code breaks and displays the error popup.

Public sub some_action()
on Error goto errhandler

 ' some code
exit sub
Resume err1
'some action that logs the error and returns user to 'beginning of program

End Sub

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Question by:JP_TechGroup
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Rey Obrero earned 250 total points
ID: 34917337
try the setting

break on all errors

and, then

break on unhandled errors
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by:Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 250 total points
ID: 34917526
Besides the setting (which is your main problem), you also want a change in structure a bit:

Public sub some_action()
  on Error goto errhandler

   ' some code
   ' Do cleanup
   exit sub

     'some action that logs the error or handles the error
     Resume Exit_some_Action
     Resume Next

End Sub

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ID: 34919733
JD, the code example uses:
exit sub
Resume err1
'action to take
end sub

Is there some reason why the label "err1" should be in the sub before the exit? I've tried it and it makes no difference that I can see.
Also, I have tried all three options (though usually I use break on unhandled errors) with the same result.
Further experimentation shows that this does catch some errors, but not others....
LVL 57
ID: 34920192

  One should only Resume after the error has been handled, not before.  And you don't want to exit without issuing a resume of some type as you leave the error handler active then.


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