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Access VBA pauses at a line that used to have a breakpoint

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Access VBA pauses at a line that used to have a breakpoint.  The line turns yellow, but there's no red indicating a breakpoint.  When I click the "run" arrow, it continues.

I've cleared all breakpoints.  I also made a copy, and that does it, too.  How do I make it stop stopping?
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Question by:Barry Sweezey
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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1. back up

2. After clearing all breakpoints, try a compact and repair.

3. It that still doesn't work, try decompiling and recompiling the database.  I usually do this via a batch file on my desktop (do it once or twice a week for the app I'm working on at the time).

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\MSACCESS.EXE" "C:\Users\xxx.yyy\Documents\Work\Access\myDb.accdb" /decompile

The stuff in the first set of quotes is the full path and filename where your version of Access resides (probably not Office12 from your post).  The second is the full path and filename of your database file.

Then do another compact/repair operation and then recompile.
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Try cutting the offending line and pasting it back to the same place.

I've seen breakpoints refuse to clear occasionally - not sure what causes it, but deleting/reentering the line seems to do the trick for me.
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by:Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)
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VBA is notorious for phantom breakpoints.  Copy the line to notepade, delete it.  Do a compile.  Close and then compact and repair the DB, then re-open and paste the line back in.  Then compile and save.

 That usually gets rid of it.

Jim.
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BTW, sometimes just adding a line or two, then doing a clear all breakpoints will take care of it to.

Jim.
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Believe it or not ...  Reboot your system ... done. Gone.

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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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A little extreme, don't you think, Joe?
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<<A little extreme, don't you think, Joe?>>

  Maybe, but from where I sit, Windows needs a reboot as soon as it gets started....

 Actually I'll take that back...Windows 7 is a lot more stable then past versions were and it seems pretty solid even without reboots.

 Interesting though that a reboot would take care of it.  Never knew that.

Jim.
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"A little extreme, don't you think, Joe?"

Nooooo ... because that's what it takes.

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by:Barry Sweezey
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I deleted the line, compiled, reinserted the line, and compiled again.  It runs without stopping now.  Thanks!
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