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Another Simple Database connection

Posted on 2000-03-04
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I have the following code that I swear was working. Now I get a type mismatch error. Can anyone shed some light on this..

Dim rs_test_import As New Recordset
Dim booksdb As Database

  Set booksdb = OpenDatabase("books2.mdb")
  Set rs_test_import = booksdb.OpenRecordset("test_import", dbOpenDynaset)

I am getting the type mismatch on the last line.
Question by:scotts27
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Expert Comment

ID: 2584359
You don't need to use New keyword in the declaration statement of Recordset.

What is "test_import"??? Is it the table or sql?

Author Comment

ID: 2584378
Thanks. It is the name of the table.

Expert Comment

ID: 2584396
Your code seems to be working fine!!! Can you explain me more about your problem?
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Expert Comment

ID: 2584399
Are you using Access97 or Access2000?

Accepted Solution

soosairaj earned 150 total points
ID: 2584532
Dear friend,
   for your problem,

1. You don't need to use New keyword in the declaration statement of Recordset.

  and one more think you have to do

2. you have to set the Reference priority  proper order. that means
Microsoft DAO 3.51 object library should come before Microsoft Active Data Objects 2.1  Library.
  for this you have to select the Project option  from the toolbar and select Reference and set it properly.

 i hope it should work.


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Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 2584772
There maybe a problem with the reference. Do you reference both ADO and DAO in your app? If so, you have to prefixed your declaration this way:

Dim rs_test_import As DAO.Recordset

Expert Comment

ID: 2586238
if you are not using ADO then no no need to use ADO Reference

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