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Using automation causes a Run-Time Error when only the Microsoft Access Runtime is installed on a computer

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When you use Automation to create a new object in a Microsoft Access run-time application on a computer that does not have the full version of Access installed, you receive the following error message:
Runtime error -2147023181

Automation error: Connection to type library or object library for remote process has been lost.

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The CreateObject call is not supported in the run-time environment because the Access runtime requires a file to be supplied on the command line.

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This behavior is by design.

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Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

  1. Install an Access run-time solution on a computer that does not have Access installed.
  2. Install Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, or some other Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) enabled application.
  3. Open the application that you installed in step 2.
  4. Press ALT+F11 to start the Visual Basic Editor.
  5. In the Visual Basic Editor, type the following line in the Immediate Window:
    Set oApp=CreateObject("Access.Application")
  6. Press ENTER.

    Note that you receive the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section of this article.

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Keywords: KB295179, kbprb, kberrmsg, kbvba, kbprogramming

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Article Info
Article ID : 295179
Revision : 7
Created on : 6/8/2004
Published on : 6/8/2004
Exists online : False
Views : 359