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Saved changes on forms and vb script revert back to original in access 2007

Posted on 2011-03-03
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Dont know if anyone else has come across this problem (you have had to right?) but when I make a change in my vb script for an access form, it asks me to save the changes. I get the save dialogue to save changes for multiple items and I of course say yes. However, AS SOON AS I CLOSE THE FORM, the changes revert back to the original state. What is causing it to do this?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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In many cases this is a sign of corruption. I'd do this:

1) Make a backup
2) Compact your databse - click the Office Button - Manage - Compact

If that doesn't work you can build a new, blank database and Import everything to that new database. To do that, after building the new db click the External Data tab group, select Access and Import everything into your new database. Make sure to remake any referneces, if needed.

If that doesn't work you may have an object that is corrupt. You can try a Decompile, which can sometimes recover these items. To do that, build a shortcut with this as the Target:

"full path to msaccess.exe" "full path to your databse" /decompile

Run this, and then open the database. Open the VBA Editor and click Debug - Compile. Fix any errors, and continue doing this until the menuitem is disabled.

After doing that, you should again Compact and Import into a New database, as described above.
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I think it had something to do with something being open. Your recommendation was excellent, but I managed to get by with closing everything and only editing the VB script and saving that. Weird.

Thanks!
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