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SQL as recordset in VB

Posted on 1998-09-15
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I am using a SQL to query and Access DB.  I want this data to be the chart Data for MSCHART.  What is wrong with this?

Dim WS As DAO.Workspace
Dim DB As DAO.Database
 ' Initialize a default workspace
Set WS = CreateWorkspace("TestWS", "Admin", "", dbUseJet)
Set DB = WS.OpenDatabase("c:\windows\desktop\wkformula.mdb")
Set wb = DB.OpenRecordset("CMLtable")
With wb
Dim ol As Recordset
Dim STRSQL
STRSQL = "SELECT OSBAL FROM CMLTABLE WHERE YEAR='1998'"
Set ol = DB.OpenRecordset(STRSQL)
Me!MSChart1.ChartData = ol

Thanks
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Question by:dhill10358
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by:waty
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Does your field YEAR a string or date field?
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by:deighton
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What is the error message you are getting?
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by:dhill10358
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Hi,

It gives me a runtime error.

The Year is actually in the Access table, but it is a text field. I know the sql statement is ok, but I get "Bad Function Argument"  Runtime error 1101.

Any Suggestions?
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by:cymbolic
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I've commented out what I don't think you need, and modified it to what should work:

'Set wb = DB.OpenRecordset("CMLtable")
'With wb
Dim ol As Recordset
Dim STRSQL
STRSQL = "SELECT OSBAL FROM CMLTABLE WHERE YEAR='1998'"
Set ol = DB.OpenRecordset(STRSQL)
if not ol.eof then
 Me!MSChart1.ChartData = ol(0) 'or ol("OSBAL") or ol!OSBAL
endif
ol.close
etc...
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by:dhill10358
ID: 1434989
Thanks for you help, but I get the exact same error message, the only difference is when I try to debug, the OL(0) or ol("osbal") has a value now.  But it has the same error msg.

Thanks
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by:balrogzed
ID: 1434990
I think you may need to change your sql statement to use double quotes not single quotes. ie change
STRSQL = "SELECT OSBAL FROM CMLTABLE WHERE YEAR='1998'"
to
STRSQL = "SELECT OSBAL FROM CMLTABLE WHERE YEAR=""1998"""
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by:dhill10358
ID: 1434991
Thanks, but that is not the problem.  When I am debugging I can see the results of the SQL. I use the exact same statement in to append a recordset to excel, and it works.

Thanks
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IS that a forward only Recordset?
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