Cant save modified code in MS Access

Posted on 2012-08-17
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Last Modified: 2012-08-22
Ive inherited an MS Access front end to a mySQL database.
There is a module that contains code that is supposed to run on the mySQL server rather than ms Access for performance reasons.

SOmething is wrong with it and I need to add some debug code to see whats going on.

However although I can change the code, the save button is greyed out.

Any idea why and how I can overcome it?
Question by:stummj
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If you close Access entirely, are you prompted to save changes to the module (and if so, do the changes get saved)?

Also, just verifying - are you looking at the Save button in the VBA editor (as opposed to the save button in the main Access window)?
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I don't follow at all.
How can code in your Access app run in a different application?
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I occasionally run into issues similar to this. I can edit my code, but Access won't allow me to save it (the button isn't disabled in my case, it just won't save).

The only "fix" I have found is to close/reopen all Access sessions. This works most of the time, but sometimes I've had to reboot my machine entirely. Granted I have multiple development sessions open at once - Access VBA, Excel VBA, Visual Studio, Expressions, etc etc - so that may have something to do with it.
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mbizup - yes it's in the VBA editor
peter57r - you do it by using the conODBC.Execute method
LSMConsulting that is the same symptom - except I can never save it!

More infomation:

In the project window, I can see 3 projects. 2 of them I can't save any code changes, one of them I can. Is this relevent?

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I have solved this now. It is code that is held in a seperate database, but (somehow) linked as an additional project in the codebase.

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self solved

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