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BI Publisher Desktop Shows Error Loading Data: Compile Error In Hidden Module: Module_starter (Doc ID 1372194.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 15, 2023

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In the BI Publsiher Desktop, when you try to open XML Sample or XML Schema, nothing happens and the log shows the following error has occured.

Compile error in hidden module: Module_starter

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Install Bi Publisher_11.1.1.5_Desktop.
2. Open MS Word.
3. Try to Load XML sample data or XML Schema, nothing happens.
4. Click on Log on button the error: "Compile error in hidden module: Module_starter" appears.


This is caused by one of the Microsoft's Windows security updates that installs a VBA runtime file.


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