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Article ID: 321850 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 6.0

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This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) and a Microsoft Access project (.adp).

Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.


When you try to open a partial replica file, you may receive the following error message:
You cannot add or change a record because a related record is required in table 'MSysAccessStorage'
This message may be displayed several times, and then Access quits.


This problem may occur when you use the Partial Replication Wizard to create a partial replica of a database file (.mdb) or of a project file (.adp) that is created in the Microsoft Access 2002 format. This problem occurs because the MSysAccessStorage table is replicated, but the table is not added to the MSysFilters system table when you create the partial replica.


To resolve this issue, obtain the latest Microsoft Jet 4.0 service pack that contains an updated version of the Microsoft Jet 4.0 database engine.
For additional information about how to obtain the latest version of the Jet 4.0 database engine, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
239114  ( ) How To: Obtain the Latest Service Pack for the Microsoft Jet 4.0 Database Engine


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in the latest Microsoft Jet 4.0 service pack.

Applies to
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
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