Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

RunTime Error Displayed in mdb but not mde database

Posted on 2011-02-21
4
Medium Priority
?
429 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I've compiled my Front.mdb database so the users run Front.mde.  One report uses a filepath in a field to print a .jpg picture.  If the user has keyed in an invalid path (usually a typo, like an extra space), the error message isn't displayed in the .mde database, but if I copy the data and run it against my .mdb database a nice runtime error is displayed including the invalid path.  My question is, why doesn't the same runtime error appear for the end user running the .mde version.  The live system just fails, no error, no report.
RuntimeError.doc
0
Comment
Question by:KarenPRuskin
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 75
ID: 34947281
You need to have specific error trapping wherein you are trapping 'expected' and unexpected errors and displaying appropriate 'friendly' error messages.  Otherwise, you will experience the issue that is occurring in your MDE version ... just shuts down.

So ... you need to add error trapping ...

mx
0
 
LVL 75

Accepted Solution

by:
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 2000 total points
ID: 34947295
In case you need them, here are some good links on the subject:


Runtime Error Handling
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb256425.aspx 

Good white paper on error handling
http://www.fmsinc.com/tpapers/vbacode/Debug.asp   

more on error handling
http://allenbrowne.com/ser-23a.html 

Global error handler
http://www.everythingaccess.com/vbwatchdog.htm      

mx
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:KarenPRuskin
ID: 34947301
Hey thanks, a response within 5 minutes.  I'll check out your links, but sounds like exactly what I need.
0
 
LVL 75
ID: 34947327
You are welcome ...

mx
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We live in a world of interfaces like the one in the title picture. VBA also allows to use interfaces which offers a lot of possibilities. This article describes how to use interfaces in VBA and how to work around their bugs.
Windows Explorer let you handle zip folders nearly as any other folder: Copy, move, change, and delete, etc. In VBA you can also handle normal files and folders, but zip folders takes a little more - and that you'll find here.
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…

580 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question