Access 2010 Compile Error - Missing Reference

I'm trying to convert my 2003 Access application to Access 2010.  I'm getting a Compile error when it get to a Left function statement.  The error indicated that I have a missing reference.  When I go to the ribbon the Reference link is inactive, so I can't fix it.

What do I do.

Judith
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
hit Alt + F11
this will open the VBA window
from the menu
Tools > references

look for MISSING: <reference>
uncheck then clikc ok

DO a Debug > Compile

correct any errors raised
PatHartmanCommented:
Make sure the app complies in A2003 on your PC before attempting to convert it.  That will ensure that all the references are loaded.
JudithARyanTech SupportAuthor Commented:
I tried opening a different version of the application and it opened with no problem.  I checked references and none are missing.

So, my next question is how can I compile it under Access 2010 (It compiled fine under 2003) and convert it to an Access 2010 app.  By the way, I converted the backend to .accdb and every converted fine.

Judith
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Hamed NasrRetired IT ProfessionalCommented:
Left is a function in VBA for access versions including 2003 to 2013.
" how can I compile it under Access 2010 "

Follow Rey's comment.
VBA Editor window: Debug > Compile ..

Back End compiles fine because it contains the tables. Compiling refers to checking the VBA code which resides in the Front End.
Hamed NasrRetired IT ProfessionalCommented:
Try, on a copy of the database, to decompile then recompile.

Type in the Run box:

<full path of access> <full path of database> /decompile

This will force you to correct every non compatible statement.

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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Did you get the "Missing Reference" error on YOUR machine, or another? If it's on a different machine, then you have to check references on that machine, not yours.
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