KB950749 is breaking legacy DAO code

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by codewiz51, May 15, 2008.

  1. codewiz51

    codewiz51 Guest

    After KB950749 was installed, we have some legacy DAO code that is failing.
    We have found that we cannot create and append fields to tabledefs from our
    C++ code. I have not tried the equivalent in VBA. I know that DAO is
    obsolete, but we did not see the need to upgrade legacy applications.

    I have extracted some working code that is in production. After KB950749 is
    installed, the following code fails:

    #import <C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO\dao360.dll>
    rename("EOF", "EndOfFile")
    CComPtr<DAO::_DBEngine> m_DBE;
    DAO::DatabasePtr m_CurrDB;
    DAO::_TableDefPtr tdfDestTable;
    DAO::_FieldPtr fldNew;
    m_CurrDB = m_DBE->CreateDatabase(_bstr_t(m_szMDFFile),
    tdfDestTable = m_CurrDB->CreateTableDef(_T("MyTable"));
    // DAO error 3421 occurs here after KB is installed
    fldNew = tdfDestTable->CreateField(_T("MyField"), DAO::dbText, 12);

    I have a complete console application documented at
    http://codewiz51.blogspot.com. (This is not an advertisement for my blog,
    the app is just too long for inclusion in this message.)

    If this is not posted to the correct forum, please let me know where I might
    post the problem.

    codewiz51, May 15, 2008
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  3. cf: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950749
    Please report this issue.

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    LeeG Guest

    Code - can you tell me if compacting your database has an effect on the

    LeeG, May 16, 2008
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