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External Component has thrown an exception

Just started to get this error this week. "External component has thrown an exception."
Updated to Feb 2020 release but the problem persists.

 

The PBI Desktop file is connected to a small Access accdb file, pulling a single query. The db is only 492k in size.

The file has worked for a few months in this environment, until this week.

Evnironment is:

Remote VM Win 10 workstation with O365 32-bit, and PBI 32-bit.

 

The machine is at a client's site and beyond my control. Not much I can do by way of testing.

 

Any ideas appreciated.

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@Rich_P ,

 

I could not reproduce this issue on my side. You may reinstall the old version from link below:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-latest-update-archive

 

Community Support Team _ Jimmy Tao

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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HI @Rich_P ,

have you ever tried using the old desktop version again? Maybe it's the new version.

 

Best,

Kathrin

 

 

 

 

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@Rich_P ,

 

I could not reproduce this issue on my side. You may reinstall the old version from link below:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-latest-update-archive

 

Community Support Team _ Jimmy Tao

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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