Good Morning Guys,
I will admit that I am not strong in Access. I have a compiled Access legacy "app" that is causing issues locally. I recieved a call that it was no longer working for the department after a reload of the machine that it resides on.
The problem is: There is a form that has a subform to input time. The subform is bound to an Employee ID on an Employee table. The variables for entry to the main form are a date range to use for entering time for a pay period and do not have any serious validation from what I can see. The subform objects fail to load or are not visible when the entry variables are entered.
I have done some research on this issue and have found that there may be compatability issues with the loading of a ComboBox with a saved Query or SQL statement. After importing the objects into a proxy DB to look at the code I do see that the base Form uses a saved query to populate the Employee ComboBox. This seems to function correctly and shows up just fine listing out the employees. The subform however uses a SELECT DISTINCTROW statemtent to populate the a ComboBox with a "Contract ID" dataset. This is one of the 7 objects that fail to load. The other objects are assorted entry for time, employee ID, TaskID (entered) etc.
The kicker with this issue is that the Database "app" works just fine from my office install at my computer (Office 2010). I have tried loading the DB on several different client machines over at the department to see if would load and it was a no go. I have also tried creating a XP SP2, Office 2003 base intall in a VirtualBox and that is also a no go.
I have looked at the references and on my machine where it works there is no additional references loaded when running the Database. The only differences is the version number for the object and dao libraries. One of the machines I tried to load it on at the department was a Win7 Office 2010 just like my machine but it failed to work. I have also made sure to reduce macro securty to low on all machines etc.
This is driving me nuts. I believe it is an update that is causing the issue but I am unsure. I am slowly upgrading the Office install in the virtualbox I have to SP1 to test it out and then I will try SP2 and so on but I was hoping someone here might be stronger in crappy Access than I am.
Thank you for your time.