DAO 3.60: Setting Bookmark Property Moves to Wrong Row

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In DAO 3.60 using the Bookmark property of a recordset to navigate to a specific record places you on the wrong record. This is likely to surface when saving a Bookmark and moving to a different record, and then moving back to the bookmarked record by setting the Bookmark property of the recordset. This can also occur when using the LastModified property after an Update. This problem is most likely to happen if the table has a very large number of records, or if the table has fewer records but a very large number of columns.

This does not occur when using DAO 3.51.
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem. This fix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Microsoft Office service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date      Time    Version      Size    File name     Platform   -------------------------------------------------------------   7/14/99           3.60.2927.4  545KB   dao360.dll				

There is no workaround for this problem.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
More information

Manual Installation

  1. Close or stop any applications or services that are using DAO.
  2. Download the hotfix version of Dao360.dll into a temporary directory.
  3. Locate and rename the current version of Dao360.dll, which should be in the \Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO folder.
  4. Copy the hotfix version of Dao360.dll into the same location, and restart your services and applications.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a Visual Basic project (Standard EXE), and add a reference to the Microsoft DAO 3.60 Object Library.
  2. In the Startup form (Form1), create a Label named lblStatus and add a Command Button.
  3. Copy the following code into the Command Button's Click() method, then run the form:
    Dim dbTest As DAO.Database    Dim rsTest As DAO.Recordset    Dim strPathToMDB As String    Dim strSQL As String    Dim lngNumRecords As Long    Dim lngOriginalValue As Long    Dim lngCounter As Long    Dim varBookmark As Variant    Dim bUseTableType As Boolean        Me.Show    Me.MousePointer = vbHourglass    Me.Enabled = False    strPathToMDB = App.Path & "\BadBookmarks.MDB"    If MsgBox("Make new database?", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then        If Dir(strPathToMDB) <> "" Then Kill strPathToMDB        If DBEngine.Version = "3.6" Then            If MsgBox("Create Jet 4.0 format database?", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then                Set dbTest = DBEngine.CreateDatabase(strPathToMDB, dbLangGeneral, dbVersion40)            Else                Set dbTest = DBEngine.CreateDatabase(strPathToMDB, dbLangGeneral, dbVersion30)            End If        Else            Set dbTest = DBEngine.CreateDatabase(strPathToMDB, dbLangGeneral, dbVersion30)        End If    Else        Set dbTest = DBEngine.OpenDatabase(strPathToMDB)    End If        If MsgBox("Make new table?", vbYesNo) = vbYes Then        On Error Resume Next        strSQL = "DROP TABLE BadBookmarks"        dbTest.Execute strSQL        On Error GoTo 0        strSQL = "CREATE TABLE BadBookmarks (ID long NOT NULL"        For lngCounter = 2 To 8            strSQL = strSQL & ", Field" & lngCounter & " char(255)"        Next lngCounter        strSQL = strSQL & ", CONSTRAINT PK_BadBookmarks PRIMARY KEY (ID))"        dbTest.Execute strSQL    Else        dbTest.Execute "DELETE * FROM BadBookmarks"    End If        bUseTableType = (MsgBox("Use table-type recordset?", vbYesNo))             If bUseTableType Then        Set rsTest = dbTest.OpenRecordset("BadBookmarks", dbOpenTable)    Else        Set rsTest = dbTest.OpenRecordset("SELECT * FROM BadBookmarks")    End If        lngNumRecords = InputBox("Number of records to insert?", "Bad bookmarks", 1000)    Debug.Print "Testing DAO " & DBEngine.Version    Debug.Print "Inserting " & lngNumRecords & " records"    Debug.Print "Into a version " & dbTest.Version & " database"    Debug.Print "Using a " & IIf(bUseTableType, "table-type", "dynaset") & " recordset"    With rsTest        For lngCounter = 1 To lngNumRecords            .AddNew            .Fields(0) = lngCounter            .Fields(1) = lngCounter            .Fields(2) = lngCounter            .Fields(3) = lngCounter            .Fields(4) = lngCounter            .Fields(5) = lngCounter            .Fields(6) = lngCounter            .Fields(7) = lngCounter            .Update            If lngCounter Mod 100 = 0 Then                lblStatus.Caption = CInt((lngCounter / lngNumRecords) * 100) & _                                    "% complete inserting records..."                lblStatus.Refresh            End If        Next lngCounter        .Close    End With        If bUseTableType Then        Set rsTest = dbTest.OpenRecordset("BadBookmarks", dbOpenTable)    Else        Set rsTest = dbTest.OpenRecordset("SELECT * FROM BadBookmarks")    End If        With rsTest        Do While Not .EOF            lngOriginalValue = .Fields(0)            varBookmark = .Bookmark            .MoveNext            .Bookmark = varBookmark            If .Fields(0) <> lngOriginalValue Then                Debug.Print "Should be on row " & lngOriginalValue                Debug.Print vbTab & "Actually on row " & .Fields(0)            End If            If lngOriginalValue Mod 100 = 0 Then                lblStatus.Caption = CInt((lngOriginalValue / lngNumRecords) * 100) & _                                    "% complete checking records..."                lblStatus.Refresh            End If            .MoveNext        Loop        .Close    End With    Set rsTest = Nothing    dbTest.Close    Set dbTest = Nothing    Set DBEngine = Nothing    lblStatus.Caption = "Done!"    Me.MousePointer = vbArrow    Me.Enabled = True				
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Article ID: 238134 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 04:08:00 - Revision: 4.0

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