OnOpen error in Access 2010

Posted on 2013-02-04
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Last Modified: 2013-02-04
I have an Access Database. I am using VBA to Open Forms, for example,

DoCmd.OpenForm "F_Contact"

This database has been working fine for several days but today I get an error

This error occurs when an event has failed to run because the location of the logic for the event cannot be evaluated. For example, if the OnOpen property of a form is set to =[Field], this error occurs because a macro or event name is expected to run when the event occurs.

See screenshot attached.
Question by:DataTrain
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by:Dale Fye
Dale Fye earned 300 total points
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Open the VBA code window (CTRL-G).

Click Debug->Compile to compile your application.  This should find and highlight all of the errors in your code.  Fix each error, then try again (Debug->Compile), until it compiles without error.
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Accepted Solution

Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 300 total points
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Do you have code running in the Open or Load event of the form?

You might try Compiling your code. To do that, open the Visual Basic Editor (Ctrl + F11) and click Debug - Compile. Fix any errors, and then Compact your database.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38850907
It has started working again without me doing anything! I have taken on board your advice. Thanks.

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