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err 1120 Ref Count > 0 ..... Not sure why as it is the first thing I do

the Process once I have connected with the company is to first check existance of a UDF in the ORDR table

if it is not there I call the following function


createUDF("U_UpldDte", "Upload Flag", "ORDR")

but it always fails with :

Ref count for this object is higher then 0

I have tried using the

UserFields object and the UserFieldsMD but with no success,

The Ocompany object is global,

releasing the object prior to use does not help.

The frustrating thing is that I have met this problem b4 and was able to get past it but due to a hard drive failure (dont ask!!! ) I lost that particular piece of code...

   Public Shared Function createUDF(ByVal UDFName As String, ByVal UDFDescription As String, ByVal UDFTable As String) As String
            Dim RetVal As Long
            Dim ErrCode As Long
            Dim ErrMsg As String
            Dim ErrorMsg As String
            Dim oUserFieldsMD As SAPbobsCOM.UserFieldsMD
                oUserFieldsMD = oCompany.GetBusinessObject(SAPbobsCOM.BoObjectTypes.oUserFields)
                oUserFieldsMD = Nothing
                oUserFieldsMD = oCompany.GetBusinessObject(SAPbobsCOM.BoObjectTypes.oUserFields)
                With oUserFieldsMD
                    .TableName = UDFTable
                    .Description = UDFDescription
                    .Name = UDFName
                    .Type = SAPbobsCOM.BoFieldTypes.db_Alpha
                    .EditSize = 10
                End With

                RetVal = oUserFieldsMD.Add
                If RetVal <> 0 Then
                    oCompany.GetLastError(ErrCode, ErrMsg)

                    ErrorMsg = ErrCode & " " & ErrMsg

                End If
                oUserFieldsMD = Nothing
            Catch ex As Exception
                createUDF = "ERROR: Unable to create " + UDFName + " In " + UDFTable + ex.Message
                Exit Function
            End Try
        End Function

Former Member
Former Member replied

Hi George Savery

The reason it is doing this is because you have more than one meta data object active. You must use UserFieldsMD, the md stands for meta data. Before calling this procedure you must have no other meta data objects open that have not been released. In your code here, at the bottom you release the object, perfect. But do you have any others you have not done this to??? Is there a recordset that you used before calling this??? If so, close it.

Hope this helps

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