Access crashes when I try and open a odbc connected table from mass90.

Posted on 2012-09-01
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Last Modified: 2012-11-18
I have windows 7 64-bit and access 2007 32 bit.  When I was on xp I could connect to mass90 tables with access and read data,  but now that I am on win 7 it lets me create a linked table but when I go to open the table or run a query from that table it crashes access.  Any ideas would be appreciated.
Question by:fasse
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
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Since your using a 32 bit version of Office, even though your now on a 64 bit OS, you must be using a 32 bit driver for ODBC.

First, if your doing anything with DSN's, make sure your using the correct ODBC manager tool:


 to setup the DSN.  Also make it a machine DSN.

Next verify the driver that your attempting to use is 32 bit.  It should be the same driver that you used under a 32 bit OS.

You can get information on the drivers installed through the ODBC admin applet (make sure you use the right one).

 If your using DSN'less connections, make sure your pointing to the correct driver.

 If after reviewing the above you still can't get things moving, post back with more detail on the setup (DSN or no) and the connection string for one of your linked tables:

 Debug.? CurrentDB.Tabledefs("mytable").Connect


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I will check and get back with you.

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Worked changed my computer so I never did find out if this worked or not but I appreciate all the help.

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