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Access - Can't Open Report

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I have an Access database (created in Office 07) with a report in it. When I tried to open the report yesterday, the program barked that my printer wasn't installed and then closed the report. It's true, the printer I was using the last time I opened this report is no longer with me. After that message, I can't get the report to do anything. When I try to open it, nothing happens. I don't get an error message, the computer doesn't look busy, no change of the cursor, etc. It doesn't matter how I try to open it - report view, design view, layout view, etc.

I found online that the issue could be with the printer and found that some people recomended letting Access repair the database. I made a backup and tried that. Now, when I try to open the report from the repaired database, the program tells me I don't have enough memory.

I moved back to the original copy and still nothing happens.

Any ideas? I can open the tables and such just fine. It's just this report that's driving me crazy. No other reports in this dbase.


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Hello Magusbuckley,

Can't say I've run across that before, but there seems to be a first time for everything I suppose. :D

My main thought is the report is corrupt.

A couple comments and suggestions to try in increasing levels of difficulty (or time needed). Of course make a copy of your original again in case something goes completely wrong.

  • Have you attempted to copy and paste the report under a new name to see if it will open?
  • If #1 does not work, rebuild the report and try to open the new version.
  • It's possible there is additional corruption in the database and it would be best to create a new database by importing your existing objects over and then rebuild the report in the new database.

Best of luck with your project and hope you have a pleasant evening.

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