Solved

Broken reference to file acedao.dll v12.0

Posted on 2011-09-09
4
1,238 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Experts,
When I try to open a file on a 2003 platform  that I am working on in 2010 but saving the file as 2003 db I get the above error. I'm only building tables on 2010.
0
Comment
Question by:Frank Freese
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

by:Bryan Butler
Bryan Butler earned 100 total points
ID: 36513182
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP earned 400 total points
ID: 36513470
I would NOT recommend using Accces 2007 or 2010 if you are goging to runt eh database with Access 2003.

Access 2007/2010 still can use  the JET4 (.mdb) format. But that does not means it will be compatible with Access 2000/2002/2003..  There are new features in Access 200-7/2010 like embedded macros that can be used in an mdb/mde. The work in and mdb/mde if run in Access 2007/2010.  

Downgrade issues:
If you convert a ACE database (accdb) to a JET (.mdb) database the embedded macros are not converted. If Access 2003 can opened the database the embedded macros just don't work.   Not error. Nothing happens.

Every time after you open the database with Access 2007/2010 you will have to open it with Access 2003 and manually downgrade the references, like  for DAO.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Frank Freese
ID: 36513535
My system has Office 2010 and is the only 2010 in the company. We have 40 other systems using Office 2003. I plan to develope my tables in 2010 and time permitting the front end will be in VB 2010 or all in 2010. This database will replace the one that drives this company which is COMPLETELY macros driven.
I sometimes port the tables to 2003 and when I do Iget the referenced error. If the error causes nothing to change regarding my tables, then I'll ignore the error?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Frank Freese
ID: 36516788
thanks
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Ms Access VBA Variables 6 26
Attachment field in SQL 3 28
IIF help, YN field 7 22
Opening forms with an input box 5 19
Introduction When developing Access applications, often we need to know whether an object exists.  This article presents a quick and reliable routine to determine if an object exists without that object being opened. If you wanted to inspect/ite…
In a multiple monitor setup, if you don't want to use AutoCenter to position your popup forms, you have a problem: where will they appear?  Sometimes you may have an additional problem: where the devil did they go?  If you last had a popup form open…
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…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

776 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