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Data Type of Character in FoxPro and VB datatype

Posted on 2000-04-13
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My program code,

objCms.Find "code = " & strCode

objcms is recordset reading from FoxPro dbf file. "code" field in dbf table is characters(6) datatype. And strCode in VB is string datatype. The system gives an error message saying "Type mismatch..". How can I solve this type mismatch problem?
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by:Dxpert
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Are you sure that the Data Type for the field "CODE" is "Character", it seems to me that it is a "Numeric" field.
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..also, just make sure that strCode is a character string.
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TimCottee earned 20 total points
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dxpert, you are on the right lines but I don't think you made yourself clear;

objCms.Find "code = " & strCode

will fail when searching a character field.

objCms.Find "code = '" & strCode & "'"

will succeed.

The problem being that unless you surround the string to be matched in quotes, it is interpreted as a non-character value this is what gives rise to the error.
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