Summary

This article describes the Microsoft Access 2010 issue that is fixed in the hotfix package that is dated April 26, 2011.

INTRODUCTION

Issue that this hotfix package fixes

Assume that you try to change the structure of a table by using a Data Definition Language (DDL) query and theĀ ALTER TABLE statement in the 64-bit version of Microsoft Access 2010. The ALTER TABLE statement includes an ALTER COLUMN parameter. In this situation, you receive the following error message:

Object invalid or no longer set.

When you try to execute the DDL query through VBA code, you receive the following error message:

Run-time error '3420': Object invalid or no longer set.


Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix package, you must have Access 2010 installed.

Restart requirement

You may not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that are listed in this article.


The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

x86 versions

Download information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Office2010-kb2516493-fullfile-x86-glb.exe

14.0.5138.5000

2,531,208

18-Mar-2011

05:56


Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Ace-x-none.msp

Not Applicable

1,497,088

17-Mar-2011

19:03


Ace-x-none.msp information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Acecore.dll

14.0.5137.5000

2,193,800

04-Mar-2011

15:30

Acees.dll

14.0.5119.5000

686,504

14-Jul-2010

11:46


x64 versions

Download information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Office2010-kb2516493-fullfile-x64-glb.exe

14.0.5138.5000

2,837,568

18-Mar-2011

03:55


Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Ace-x-none.msp

Not Applicable

1,792,512

17-Mar-2011

19:26


Ace-x-none.msp information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Acecore.dll

14.0.5137.5000

3,211,656

04-Mar-2011

15:29

Acees.dll

14.0.5119.5000

1,013,160

14-Jul-2010

11:46


References

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

More Information

For more information about the ALTER TABLE statement , visit the following Microsoft website:

ALTER TABLE Statement (Microsoft Access SQL)

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