I am getting runtime error 424 when I try to access my global dictionary's count. It works fine when in the sub routine that initializes the dictionary and right after the sub routine was called inside the form_open event. Why would I be getting this error when I click a button and the event handler function needs to kow the size of the dictionary so it can iterate through its items

below is my code, sorry if it is a mess just picked up VBA a week ago. This is not a school project I am making this app to track my times that I clocked in at work so that I can ensure myself that overtime will be included into my pay check

Option Compare Database
' Global Variables
Public clk_inout As Boolean
Public weekDict
Public weekOf As Variant
Public curDay As Variant
Option Explicit
' Initialize the weekly time chart control dictionary
Public Sub initDict()
    Set weekDict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
    Dim dayDict
    
    Set dayDict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
    dayDict.Add "In", Me.txt_Sun_in
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_Out", Me.txt_Sun_LO
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_in", Me.txt_Sun_LI
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_total", Me.txt_Sun_LT
    dayDict.Add "Out", Me.txt_Sun_out
    dayDict.Add "Day_total", Me.txt_Sun_out
    dayDict.Add "Paid_OT", Me.txt_Sun_OT
    weekDict.Add 1, dayDict
    Set dayDict = Nothing
    
    Set dayDict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
    dayDict.Add "In", Me.txt_M_in
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_Out", Me.txt_M_LO
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_in", Me.txt_M_LI
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_total", Me.txt_M_LT
    dayDict.Add "Out", Me.txt_M_out
    dayDict.Add "Day_total", Me.txt_M_out
    dayDict.Add "Paid_OT", Me.txt_M_OT
    weekDict.Add 2, dayDict
    Set dayDict = Nothing
    
    Set dayDict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
    dayDict.Add "In", Me.txt_T_in
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_Out", Me.txt_T_LO
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_in", Me.txt_T_LI
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_total", Me.txt_T_LT
    dayDict.Add "Out", Me.txt_T_out
    dayDict.Add "Day_total", Me.txt_T_out
    dayDict.Add "Paid_OT", Me.txt_T_OT
    weekDict.Add 3, dayDict
    Set dayDict = Nothing
    
    Set dayDict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
    dayDict.Add "In", Me.txt_W_in
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_Out", Me.txt_W_LO
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_in", Me.txt_W_LI
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_total", Me.txt_W_LT
    dayDict.Add "Out", Me.txt_W_out
    dayDict.Add "Day_total", Me.txt_W_out
    dayDict.Add "Paid_OT", Me.txt_W_OT
    weekDict.Add 4, dayDict
    Set dayDict = Nothing
    
    Set dayDict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
    dayDict.Add "In", Me.txt_R_in
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_Out", Me.txt_R_LO
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_in", Me.txt_R_LI
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_total", Me.txt_R_LT
    dayDict.Add "Out", Me.txt_R_out
    dayDict.Add "Day_total", Me.txt_R_out
    dayDict.Add "Paid_OT", Me.txt_R_OT
    weekDict.Add 5, dayDict
    Set dayDict = Nothing
    
    Set dayDict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
    dayDict.Add "In", Me.txt_F_in
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_Out", Me.txt_F_LO
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_in", Me.txt_F_LI
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_total", Me.txt_F_LT
    dayDict.Add "Out", Me.txt_F_out
    dayDict.Add "Day_total", Me.txt_F_out
    dayDict.Add "Paid_OT", Me.txt_F_OT
    weekDict.Add 6, dayDict
    Set dayDict = Nothing
    
    Set dayDict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
    dayDict.Add "In", Me.txt_Sat_in
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_Out", Me.txt_Sat_LO
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_in", Me.txt_Sat_LI
    dayDict.Add "Lunch_total", Me.txt_Sat_LT
    dayDict.Add "Out", Me.txt_Sat_out
    dayDict.Add "Day_total", Me.txt_Sat_out
    dayDict.Add "Paid_OT", Me.txt_Sat_OT
    weekDict.Add 7, dayDict
    Set dayDict = Nothing
End Sub
Private Sub Form_Open(Cancel As Integer)
    ' Configure varaibles
    Me.TimerInterval = 60000 ' 10 sec Interval
    clk_inout = True
    weekOf = getFirstDayofWeek(Date)
    curDay = Date
    
    ' Load Time Card Data
    Call loadDates(Date)
    Call selectDay(Date)
    Call loadWeeksData(Date)
    Call initDict
    Debug.Print "Dictionary Count: " & weekDict.Count
End Sub

' Find a time card already
Private Sub but_search_Click()
    Dim strSQl As String
    Dim dateInput As Variant
    Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
    Dim dbs As DAO.Database
    Set dbs = CurrentDb()
    Debug.Print "Search Dict count: " & weekDict.Count
    dateInput = Format(InputBox("Date XX/XX/XXXX", "Search by week"), "mm/dd/yyyy")
    
    If dateInput = "" Then
        MsgBox ("Please enter a valid date")
        Exit Sub
    ElseIf IsDate(dateInput) Then
        strSQl = "SELECT Week_Of FROM Time_Clock " & _
                 "WHERE (Labor_date=#" & dateInput & "# " & _
                 "OR Week_Of=#" & dateInput & "#);"
        
        Set rs = dbs.OpenRecordset(strSQl)
        
        If Not (rs.BOF And rs.EOF) Then
            rs.MoveLast
            rs.MoveFirst
            Dim pastWeek As Variant
            pastWeek = rs![week_of]
            loadDates (pastWeek)
            loadWeeksData (pastWeek)
        Else
            MsgBox ("Date does not exist")
        End If
    
        rs.Close
    Else
        MsgBox ("Invalid Date")
    End If
End Sub

Error 424 is normally raised when an object is missing while reference has been given to it.. Your sub routine seems fine. I think your problem at the form open event is raised because you are putting a reference to an object that was NOT loaded. Try to reload all called objects OR reference the sheet name BEFORE calling any objects. This should solve your problem I'm sure.

the problem seems to be happening in but_search_click not form_open. I get the error when I call Debug.Print "Search Dict count: " & weekDict.Count line 112

I see you have set dbs to a database. Try and do the same with your recordset rs.

I think it is pointing a reference to rs, but do not know where the new rs is.

My apologies, though it still seems that your problem is with

weekdict.Count

. I need to see the function, or you need to set a reference to it in some way. It seems that on the button click event it raises it as an object?

I could not see any other objects before the error that might cause problems. Let me know.

Found my problem I was calling initDict too late in my form_open function

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