troubleshooting Question

Run-Time error 458 Variable uses an Automation type not supported in Visual Basic

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Windows 10Microsoft 365Microsoft Access
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I added 2 brand new computers to the network running Windows 10 pro and Office 365 latest versions
I am getting this error only on these 2 computers in one specific piece of code.
The function is used throughout the system to test that a variable is valued. I have used this code for 25 years. After the error appears the database crashes. It only occurs when printing a particular report.
Even getting the same error using a backup program database from 2016.
Function valid(x As Variant)
   If IsNull(x) Then
      valid = False: Exit Function
   End If

   If IsEmpty(x) Then
      valid = False
      Exit Function
      valid = Not (x = String$(Len(x), 0) Or x = String$(Len(x), 32))
      Exit Function
   End If
End Function

David Bernstein
Chief Developer/ Microsoft Access

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