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Read Return without gosub by Bea A @ 6/21/2017
I get "syntax error" when I click on compile

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Does it go to a particular line in one of your files?
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Read Return without gosub by Bea A @ 6/17/2017
How to recompile in the VBA window?

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Open your MS Access database

Press CTRL+G (or ATL+F11) to enter the VBE (Visual Basic Editor)

On the Standard Toolbar, Goto Debug -> Compile "YourDatabaseName"
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Read Return without gosub by Bea A @ 6/16/2017
Nothing changed.  I have now unlinked the table and made a new combo and it worked.  After closing the data base and opening and trying again, I get the no sub again. Evidently the combo box gets corrupted when I close the data base.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

If you compile the db in the VBA window does it produce an error?
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Read Return without gosub by Bea A @ 6/10/2017
I didn't code this, I used the combo box wizard.  The list I was selecting from was a linked table from another data base on my computer.  I could set up a new combo box and it sometimes worked.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Could anything else have changed?
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Read Return without gosub by Bea A @ 6/5/2017
I get this error when trying to look up names on an unbound combo box.  It has worked for forever and suddenly stopped working.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Could you share your code?
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Read Return without GoSub Error by Phil T @ 3/30/2015

I'm creating a database in Access 2010 and have encountered the dreaded 'Return without GoSub' error.  It shows up intermittently when I use a button in one form that I created to open another form.  The button worked great for a long time and then started generating the error for no apparent reason.

I searched for obvious errors and even re-created the button/deleted the old but no luck.  While looking some more, it suddenly went away and normal function returned.  A few minutes later, it returned and is still there.

I checked the Tips section and much of the Forum section but was not able to find anything on the topic.

Some online research indicated that this is likely a result of one or more common bugs in MS's Auto Correct feature.  The recommendation is to turn off Auto Correct(File | Options | Current Database, scroll down to Name AutoCorrect Options) and, if necessary, create a new database and then import everything from my existing database to the new.  Another recommendation is to decompile/recompile.  Before I do any of this, I wanted to get your advice on the issue and recommendations.

Thanks in advance.

Phil T

Reply from Alex Hedley:

I usually compile the app through the VBA Editor.
If that doesn't fix it, close then open Access.
If that doesn't work reboot the machine, just frees up any memory.
Build the Form again, if it's not too complex.
Then if that doesn't work the import objects from current db to blank new.
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Read Return without GoSub by David S @ 7/15/2013
Thank you for those suggestions.  Compact and Repair has not worked (I have tried it twice), and the vba is RequeryForm all one word which somehow the spelling checker converted into two words!
It was originally taken straight from one of your lessons and I use it in another database where it still works perfectly!  What is annoying is that it worked perfectly in the instant database for some considerable time.
Many thanks for your suggestions.
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Read Return without GoSub by David S @ 7/12/2013
Good Morning,
With an accounts database that I have been using consistently for several years without problem, I am recently and suddenly presented with the following warning message:
The expression After Update you entered as the event property setting produced the following error: Return without GoSub.
* The expression may not result in the name of a macro, the name of a user-defined function, or [Event Procedure].
* There may have been an error evaluating the function, event, or macro.

When I open the Main Form a field which shows the total of all columns is filled with # signs.

I get the above error message if I try to filter any column.

However if I enter Design View, click on any of the filter combo boxes, click on the Property, Event tab and on the After Update ellipsis to get the vba edit and then exit out of the vba edit (with or without saving it first) the Main Form is correctly presented with the total showing properly and all filter combos working properly.
Any idea how to fix this?
I suspect it is something to do with getting a particular sub-routine into memory, and that sub-routine is called "Requery Form".
Can I get that sub-routine into memory when I open the database?
Thank you for all your help

Reply from Richard Rost:

David, I assume you've tried a COMPACT & REPAIR.

Did you name your own VBA subroutine "requery" because if so, that's a reserved word in Access. Try renaming it.

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