Application.BrokenReference Property

Access Developer 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 A variable that represents an Application object.


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.

Visual Basic for Applications
  ' 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