Compile Error: Can’t find project or library

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Compile Error: Can’t find project or library


When using the VBA Code or Macros in Microsoft Access or Excel, the following errror is received “Compile Error: Can’t find project or library”


Most likely, the application has lost the reference to an object or type library resulting in the above error when using Barcode Macros & Native VBA Functions. The problem may be resolved as follows:

  1. Open the database or application.
  2. Open a module in Design view or press ALT+F11 to switch to the Visual Basic Editor.
  3. On the Tools menu, click References.
  4. Clear the check box for the type library or object library marked as “Missing:”

An alternative to removing the reference is to restore the referenced file to the path specified in the References dialog box. If the referenced file is in a new location, clear the “Missing:” reference and create a new reference to the file in its new location.

Microsoft has documented this issue: VBA Functions Break in Database with Missing References

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