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Posted on 2000-02-16
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Hi,

It has been a long time ago, I have seen a command in Ms Access
that able to copy 1 row of data and paste that entire row to another table. I wonder how to do that, instead to use something like this :

pRecordSet_1("field1") = pRecordSet_2("field1")
pRecordSet_1("field2") = pRecordSet_2("field2")
pRecordSet_1("field3") = pRecordSet_2("field3")

It not flexible to program that way, because each timethe field name change, I have to modify the program.

Thank a lot

Add comment 1  on 23 feb 2000 :

The 2 tables will have differents numbers of fields and we don't have to know those fields name.
So that the reason I need a command to able me copy record by record and paste to another table.

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Question by:woaini
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by:paasky
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Hi woaini,

This can be also done with a query. Here's an example how to copy a specific record from table1 to table2:

INSERT INTO Table2 ( ID, fldTable2 )
SELECT Table1.ID, Table1.fldTable1
FROM Table1
WHERE Table1.ID=[Enter ID you want to copy: ];

Regards,
Paasky
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by:wesleystewart
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paasky's suggestion is by far the best, but if you have to do it one record at a time, you can just refer to the fields within each table by their index:

....
pRecordSet_1(0) = pRecordSet_2(0)
pRecordSet_1(1) = pRecordSet_2(1)
pRecordSet_1(2) = pRecordSet_2(2)
....

and so on.  Then it won't matter is the fields change names, as long as the fields are in the same order in each table.

Wes

 
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by:srauda
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Try this:

INSERT INTO Table1
SELECT Table2.*
FROM Table2;

No field names involved here either.
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by:paasky
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srauda,

yes, that would do the job well if the two tables are identical and field names in same order.
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by:woaini
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Here's a function which copies one record to another table. This is actually what wesleysteward already suggested but I wanted to make a complete code how to use it.

Public Function CopyRecord(SourceTable, TargetTable, StrCriteria) As Boolean
Dim rst1 As Recordset
Dim rst2 As Recordset
Dim iFieldCount As Byte
Dim i As Byte

    Set rst1 = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("SELECT * FROM " & SourceTable & " " & StrCriteria)
    Set rst2 = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset(TargetTable)
   
    If rst1.BOF And rst1.EOF Then
        ' No Data to copy
        Set rst1 = Nothing
        Set rst2 = Nothing
        CopyRecord = False
        Exit Function
    End If
   
    ' fieldcount is always the number of fields of that table which has less fields
    iFieldCount = IIf(Irst1.Fields.Count < rst2.Fields.Count, rst1.Fields.Count - 1, rst2.Fields.Count - 1)
   
    rst2.AddNew
    For i = 0 To iFieldCount
       
        ' Copy field data only if the data type is same
        If rst1.Fields(i).Type = rst2.Fields(i).Type Then
            rst2.Fields(i).Value = rst1.Fields(i).Value
        End If
       
    Next
    rst2.Update
   
    Set rst1 = Nothing
    Set rst2 = Nothing

End Function

Usage:
CopyRecord ("table1","table2","FieldX=3")

You're looking something like this?

Paasky
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by:woaini
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Thank a lot Paasky !
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by:paasky
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woaini, glad we could help you.

wesleystewart, I posted a question for you because I used your idea for solving woaini's problem and want to share the points with you.

Regards,
Paasky
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