BrokenReference Property [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Returns a Boolean indicating whether the current database has any broken references to databases or type libraries. True if there are any broken references. Read-only.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


To test the validity of a specific reference, use the IsBroken property of the Reference object.


This example checks to see if there are any broken references in the current database and reports the results to the user.

' Looping variable.
Dim refLoop As Reference
' Output variable.
Dim strReport As String

' Test whether there are broken references.
If Application.BrokenReference = True Then
    strReport = "The following references are broken:" & vbCr

    ' Test validity of each reference.
    For Each refLoop In Application.References
        If refLoop.IsBroken = True Then
            strReport = strReport & "    " & refLoop.Name & vbCr
        End If
    Next refLoop
    strReport = "All references in the current database are valid."
End If

' Display results.
MsgBox strReport

Applies to | Application Object