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FIX: An access violation may occur when you declare a global type recordset variable and you try to close the recordset in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 Service Pack 1

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When you use a Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)-based application that uses Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 Service Pack 1 (SP1), an access violation may occur. This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
  • You declare a global type recordset variable.
  • You try to close the recordset.
  • You use Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC.

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 this specific problem. 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 Web site: Note 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.


To apply this hotfix, you must have MDAC 2.8 SP1 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix file information

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

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
895485 FIX: You receive "Method Close of object _RecordSet failed" error message when you call the SQLGetInfo function with the SQL_CURSOR_COMMIT_BEHAVIOR attribute in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8
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

Article ID: 911855 - Last Review: 12/09/2015 03:58:52 - Revision: 3.0

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