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    Access references

    I have an application with fairly ancient code. It uses ms Access and word to do lots of mail merge work. At the moment the customer cannot get beyond the first screen to open a form. I want to know if I am aware of all the references that might be used for Access 2016. The ones I know about are: Visual Basic for Applications, Microsoft Access 16.0 Object Library Microsoft DAO 3.6 Object Library, and OLE Automation. Are there any others that would relate to 64 bit access? Also I'm not sure if the version of Windows affects the references, but my customer is using Windows 10 Pro. The customer is getting an error message about dll. code on a new database and 64 bit on anpther database. It works for me here on Office 2016 and Windows 8.1 64 bit.



    I would appreciate any words of wisdom. Thanks.

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    There are 4 standard references that should be used with all ACCDB files and which are added by default

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    The screenshot is from A2010. In Access 2016/365, the version numbers will be 16.0 instead of 14.0
    The final reference in the list above is a replacement for the old DAO reference and provides additional functionality.
    As the two libraries overlap, you can't use both.

    AFAIK, there are no references specifically for 64-bit Access.
    The error message your 64-bit user is getting may indicate API declarations that need updating for 64-bit
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    If you're manipulating Word in VBA, you will also need the Microsoft Word xx.0 Object Library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davegri View Post
    If you're manipulating Word in VBA, you will also need the Microsoft Word xx.0 Object Library.
    Not if using late binding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davegri View Post
    If you're manipulating Word in VBA, you will also need the Microsoft Word xx.0 Object Library.
    Unless you use late binding.
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    Thanks to all. I am using .mdb access, and late binding.

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    Just wondering why you are using an MDB file when you said you were working in A2016?
    For MDB, the old DAO reference is correct. In fact you won't be able to use the newer reference I mentioned

    Perhaps you should also update your profile which says A2013 32-bit
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    Hi Colin, I have customers on many different versions of Office and Windows, and I have a variety in the office. Sorry did not mean to confuse.

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    No problem ...but in this case it really would have helped to know the full facts.
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    Hi Colin, My customer is getting no help from Microsoft. I have just tried to download Windows 10 Pro wo I would have the same setup as theu customer, but the install failed and Microsoft admitted it was a problem with the install and the Windows 10 ISO file. MS Development are currently looking into it. If my code needed changing, I believe I would already have heard from customers, so I am assuming that mu customer has either a corrupt dll file or a bad registry entry. Despite the fact that he upgraded his system just a week ago, and went back to them to help unstall Office and reinstall (which messed up his outlook and took hours to fix). They want him to pay $499 to get some help.

    On my system, I believe the dll file in question is ACEDAO.dll which I find in Program Files (x86). My customer's ACEDAO.dll is in Program Files.
    I would have thought that just downloading ACEDAO.dll and replacing it would have determined if it was corrupt or not.
    Could anyone tell me what the registry should read for a Windows 10 Pro, and Office Home and Student 2016?
    Thanks.

    Problem solved: Needed Microsoft Engine Object Library for dll error message and PtrSafe added between Declare and Function for code to work. Thanks
    Last edited by Abacus1234; 06-14-2019 at 03:30 PM. Reason: Problem Fixed

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    The location of ACEDAO.dll depends on the bitness of Windows And Access.
    In your case you have 32-bit Access and 64-bit Windows so its located in the x86 subfolder.
    However its irrelevant for an MDB file as that reference cannot be used as I mentioned before.
    Instead you are using DAO360.dll

    Unable to answer any questions specifically about the Home and Student version of Office but I thought that didn't include Access
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