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error: OFFOWC.DLL - help!

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dear all,

I have a database that is being accessed using Access 2007 but built in 2000/2003; It is showing the following error message and we cannot update any information.

"Your Microsoft access database or project contains a missing or broken reference to the file ‘OFFOWC.DLL’ version 1.1"

Can anyone tell me - what this actually is?

What can I do to fix it? or how can I get around it?

Thanks in advance - I will continue to try and understand this while I wait but it is a bit urgent.

Apr 24 '09 #1
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OFFOWC.DLL is the microsoft office web components library.
Since your database was built with 2000/2003 and you are accessing it with 2007 I would guess that one or more of the web components being used in the database is calling a method/function that has had its parameters changed in the new version of the dll.

Try making a copy of the database and open the copy without running anything.
Goto Tools/Database/Convertdatabase/To access 2007 format.

I write that as it is in access 2000 but it should be something like that in 2007
Apr 24 '09 #2

P: 52

thanks for the quick reply - I may be missing something here, but the database isn't using web - I assume that means internet and web pages.

We have got our database running again - but whatever the issue is with OFFOWC.DLL may be unrelated to the problem that we fixed.

we'll wait and see.
Thanks again for the help.
Apr 24 '09 #3

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To find the name of the library reference that's missing, open the VBA IDE (Alt-F11 from Access) and select Tools / References....

You should see a list of all the required references. One or more will start with "Missing: ". Any selected will display below, the actual file associated. Check through this and see what you can find.
Apr 24 '09 #4

P: 52
thanks - will have a look tomorrow!
Apr 24 '09 #5

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