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Access 2000 to 2003 conversion missing reference and freezing errors

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I am in the midst of trying to convert about 25 Access 2000 to Access 2003.
The new environment consists of Office/Access 2003 and Outlook 2003. When
converting the back ends I have no problems. When converting the front ends
I get the following issues and error. If I try to import all the objects
into a blank Access 2003 shell I get a missing reference error for Outlook
2000, Excel 2000, and Word 2000 or after importing all the objects Access
2003 just freezes with the Importing Objects box open. If I open the Access
2000 database in Access 2003 and try to convert I get the missing reference
error for Outlook 2000, Excel 2000, and Word 2000 and it won't convert. I
found that I have to open all the databases in Access 2000 and remove the
Outlook 2000, Excel 2000, and Word 2000 references, convert, and then add
the references to Outlook 2003, Excel 2003, and Word 2003.

Everything I read in these groups say that I should be able to simply import
all my objects into a blank Access 2003 shell or open and convert. Any idea
why I am experiencing these issues. Is there an easier way to go about this.
Any help would be welcome.

Regards,
Markco
Dec 2 '07 #1
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NEWSGROUPS wrote:
I am in the midst of trying to convert about 25 Access 2000 to Access
2003. The new environment consists of Office/Access 2003 and Outlook
2003. When converting the back ends I have no problems. When
converting the front ends I get the following issues and error. If I
try to import all the objects into a blank Access 2003 shell I get a
missing reference error for Outlook 2000, Excel 2000, and Word 2000
or after importing all the objects Access 2003 just freezes with the
Importing Objects box open. If I open the Access 2000 database in
Access 2003 and try to convert I get the missing reference error for
Outlook 2000, Excel 2000, and Word 2000 and it won't convert. I found
that I have to open all the databases in Access 2000 and remove the
Outlook 2000, Excel 2000, and Word 2000 references, convert, and then
add the references to Outlook 2003, Excel 2003, and Word 2003.
Everything I read in these groups say that I should be able to simply
import all my objects into a blank Access 2003 shell or open and
convert. Any idea why I am experiencing these issues. Is there an
easier way to go about this. Any help would be welcome.

Regards,
Markco
Most apps convert fine becuse they don't have references set to Outlook, Excel,
and Word. Do you really need those? You would be better off using late binding
and eliminating those external references.

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Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
Email (as appropriate) to...
RBrandt at Hunter dot com
Dec 2 '07 #2

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"NEWSGROUPS" <he******@yahoo.comwrote:
>Unfortunately the code is already written and would take to long to change
to late binding. I only have 5 days left to get all my databases converted
and the code within is very complex.
I would have setup this code to only be a few subroutines so it's very easy to deal
with and find. In which case this would only be a few or ten minutes to convert
each subroutine.
>But I don't understand why after removing the references
and importing the objects into a blank 2003 shell, the app freezes up with
the importing objects dialog box still open.
That shouldn't be happening. And you didn't mention that on your original posting.
This gets more complicated

But even then importing object by object shouldn't be necessary. In A2003 open the
database >Tools >Database Utilities >Convert Database >To Access 2003 or 2003
format. Then remove the old references and add the new references.

Tony
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Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
Dec 3 '07 #3

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Tony,
Thank you once again for your help. My department is just 2 people with a
very large work load. That being said our goal is to get this code changed
as soon as possible but it will not be possible before the scheduled
completion date for migration.

Best Regards,
Markco

"Tony Toews [MVP]" <tt****@telusplanet.netwrote in message
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"NEWSGROUPS" <he******@yahoo.comwrote:
>>Unfortunately the code is already written and would take to long to change
to late binding. I only have 5 days left to get all my databases converted
and the code within is very complex.

I would have setup this code to only be a few subroutines so it's very
easy to deal
with and find. In which case this would only be a few or ten minutes to
convert
each subroutine.
>>But I don't understand why after removing the references
and importing the objects into a blank 2003 shell, the app freezes up with
the importing objects dialog box still open.

That shouldn't be happening. And you didn't mention that on your original
posting.
This gets more complicated

But even then importing object by object shouldn't be necessary. In A2003
open the
database >Tools >Database Utilities >Convert Database >To Access
2003 or 2003
format. Then remove the old references and add the new references.

Tony
--
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/

Dec 5 '07 #4

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