Missing or Broken reference to FPDTC.DLL

Discussion in 'Access General' started by Corbism, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. Corbism

    Corbism Guest

    I am unable to successfully open an Access 2003 database in Access 2007. I
    immediately receive the following error:

    Your Microsoft Office Access database or project contains a missing or
    broken reference to the file 'FPDTC.DLL' version 1.0. To ensure that your
    database or project works properly, you must fix this reference.

    I can click OK three times and get into the database, but it doesn't work
    correctly. I can't seem to find much about this error.

    Anyone have any idea?
    Corbism, Nov 17, 2007
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  2. Corbism

    Ed Metcalfe Guest

    I don't have Access 2007 so these steps may vary slightly:

    1. In your database window open an existing module (or create a new one).

    2. Go to Tools > References.

    3. Locate the ticked reference to the missing DLL. Untick it. Press OK.

    4. Try compiling your code. If it compiles successfully it was a reference
    to a file you didn't need.

    Ed Metcalfe.
    Ed Metcalfe, Nov 17, 2007
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  3. Corbism

    Corbism Guest

    I am not sure where to find References. It appears Tools is now known as
    Database Tools, but I can't find references. I really do not like this new
    ribbon menu.
    Corbism, Nov 17, 2007
  4. On Fri, 16 Nov 2007 17:42:05 -0800, Corbism

    Open up a code window (Alt+F11). Then Tools > References is available.
    Tom van Stiphout, Nov 17, 2007
  5. Corbism

    Corbism Guest

    That was the key Tom! ALT+F11. Thank you!

    OK, I unchecked the box for the missing dll. Things "seem" to be working
    ok, but there mention of me re-compiling code earlier in this post? How do I
    do that?
    Corbism, Nov 17, 2007
  6. On Fri, 16 Nov 2007 20:03:01 -0800, Corbism

    It helps if you know your menus. Code window > Debug > Compile.

    Tom van Stiphout, Nov 17, 2007
  7. Corbism


    Apr 1, 2014
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    I am here from the far faaaaaar future of 2014 to thank Ed and Tom for saving my butt today!!! Thanks a million guys! :D
    bitterkevin, Apr 1, 2014
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