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Code not working in Access 2007


I am having difficulty with getting code to work when i copy it from a forms control event procedure to another forms control event procedure, where the code doesnt recognise the controls.

e.g. form CameraDataEntry has a save button called cmdSaveRec. This button contain an event procedure on the click command. I copied this code to the cmdSave Rect button event procedure on the form ComputerDataEntry. I then amended the code to reference the controls on that form. For some reason, the code will not reference the controls and just doesnt work or i receive messages such "Method or data member not found", even though it does. Is some instances i am having to rename controls to get this work e.g. a control name Firstname which is on both forms, will not work in form ComputerDataEntry (the form i copied the code to), and thus i have had to change it to Firstname1.

Any ideas why this is happening? Is there a problem with access and bugs?

Kind regards
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Also, make sure the DB is in a "Trusted Location".
...and for code on Reports, make sure the Report is opened in Print Preview explicitly, in order to run any code on any format events
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Hi Jeff

Thanks for this. You have just confirmed what i experienced on 2 occasions where i had to rebuild the form from scratch. I will have to build the code from scratch to avoid this in the future.
Perhaps not, oddly enough, sometimes copying Code, Controls, Forms, Modules, ...etc from database to database works fine, ...sometimes not.

I am sure there is some universal root cause for this, but again, if you compile/Compact regularly, this should not happen often...