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    Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    Hi,
    I am trying to generate excel report output from access by click of a button. Part of the code is as follows:
    Dim lngColumn As Long
    Dim xlx As Object, xlw As Object, xlc As Object
    Dim DBS As DAO.Database
    Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
    Dim blnEXCEL As Boolean, blnHeaderRow As Boolean

    blnEXCEL = False

    'If we do not want the first row we set Header to false
    blnHeaderRow = False

    'Establish an EXCEL application object
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xlx = GetObject(, "Excel.Application")

    If Err.Number <> 0 Then
    Set xlx = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
    blnEXCEL = True
    End If
    Err.Clear

    I worked on development on a server and worked fine. However when I have moved the code and database to the desktop of mine I am having
    the following error in the line

    Set xlx = GetObject(, "Excel.Application")
    I cannot figure out how to fix this. I appreciate any help for resolution. Thanks.


    Run-time error '429'
    ActiveX component can't create object
    Last edited by gamaz; 01-26-2010 at 07:04 PM.

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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    In the VBEditor, under Tools-Options on the General tab, do you have Break on all errors set?
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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    Thanks romperstomper for the help. However I am using Access vba as front end. I did not find the Break on all errors in the option on the general tab.

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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    gamaz, please edit your post to add code tags.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    Sorry shg I forgot. I just put the code tag there.

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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    Are you looking in the VBEditor, or in the main Access window? It needs to be the VB Editor.

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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    Yes I see it now.

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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    Break on all errors in

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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    Hello gamaz,

    This is because the statement GetObject(, "Excel.Application") is trying to attach to a running instance of Excel. If you change the call to include an empty string for the PathName (first argument) then it will create an instance if a running instance can't be found.
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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    Changing the option to Break on Unhandled Error did solve the problem. I am also going to try the solution suggested by you. Thanks Leith.
    Thanks romberstomper for pointing out the location to fix the error.

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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    gamaz: Please change the QUOTE tags to CODE tags.

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    FirstBlankCell Error

    Hi

    I have the following macro to find the last blank cell in a column range, and enter data.

    It used to work fine, but now returns the error:

    'Application-defined or object-defined error'

    Sub SETTest()
    '
    ' SETTest Macro
    ' Macro recorded 23/03/2010 by Richard Fisher
    '
    ActiveSheet.Unprotect

    Dim FirstBlankCell As Range
    Set FirstBlankCell = Range("A1:A10").End(xlDown).Offset(1, 0)
    FirstBlankCell = Range("B1")

    ActiveSheet.Protect
    End Sub

    I've researched and found that the syntax is correct and it worked a year ago, so I'm totally flummoxed!

    Any ideas?

    Kind regards,

    Richard Fisher
    richard@granddeckdesigns.com

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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    Unfortunately:

    Your post does not comply with Rule 2 of our Forum RULES. Don't post a question in the thread of another member -- start your own thread. If you feel it's particularly relevant, provide a link to the other thread.

    Please note you should also enclose all code in code tags.

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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    Hello Leith Ross,

    I also had the same problem (GetObject) not working. It worked fine on Excel 2003 but when moving to a laptop with Excel 2007 it did not work, however using your empty string suggestion solved the problem. Thanks, Keith.

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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    Hi Again,

    Well, after further testing the solution did not work as I expected, so I summarise as follows:-

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    works in 2003, i.e. it just fetches the existing running excel object and does not open any new object (exactly the behaviour I was looking for. This however does not work in 2007 version, instead the error code 429 is returned.

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    as suggested by Leith above solves the Error 429, but the behaviour now is to open a new Excel application. Originally I though this had worked because it returned object, and i saw no new Excel Application running, however this was because it was not visible. I only detected it because the xlApp.Workbooks.Count call was returning 0 open workbooks when clearly there was a workbook open in the visible application.

    Finally however I got it working in 2007, the correct code to use is:
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    with this format, no new object is created, and instead the existing application is returned and the existing workbook is found...

    /k

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    Re: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component can't create object

    @KeithDyne
    Welcome to the Forum, unfortunately:

    Your post does not comply with Rule 2 of our Forum RULES. Don't post a question in the thread of another member -- start your own thread. If you feel it's particularly relevant, provide a link to the other thread. It makes sense to have a new thread for your question because a thread with numerous replies can be off putting & difficult to pick out relevant replies. Did you read post #13?
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