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Running Cold Fusion 4.0 with MS-Access on a stand-alone test box, I am trying to run a DoEdit but I keep getting an error saying that I have not identified a primary key in the table. I have done this, deleted and re-entered the database in the ODBC datasources and verified it. I still get this error!
Any suggestions?
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by:paulkd
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Hi jacquard,

I've never heard of a DoEdit, but it sounds interesting. Is it an Access 2000 function?
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by:nathans
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There is no ColdFusion Function called DoEdit what are you trying to do that is not working?

Nathan Stanford
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Sorry, what I meant to type was that I am trying to do an edit of some records using CFUPDATE. The "DoEdit" is just a call.

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by:dlewis9
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If your table has a primary key, then you must send the primary key field value into the CFUPDATE as well..

For example:

PAGE1.CFM

<FORM ACTION="page2.cfm" METHOD="POST">
      <INPUT TYPE="Hidden" NAME="userid" VALUE="1">
      <INPUT TYPE="Hidden" NAME="password" VALUE="test">
      <INPUT TYPE="Submit">
</FORM>

PAGE2.CFM

<CFUPDATE DATASOURCE="mydatasource" TABLENAME="mytablename" DBTYPE="ODBC" FORMFIELDS="userid, password">

If you don't want to use a primary key, you should be able to get around this limitation by just using CFQUERY with an update statement:

<!--- Update all records --->
<CFQUERY NAME="myquery" DATASOURCE="mydatasource">

UPDATE mytablename
SET password = 'test'

</CFQUERY>

I hope that is on the right track of what you are asking..if not, can you post some sample code?
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by:cfmrulez
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Hiz!

Jacquard, can you show us the exact error message are you getting. It's also a plus if you can show us the table structure and the cfm code your are getting in trouble.

Thanks,
cfmrulez!
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OK...I think I may have stumbled onto the problem but in doing so uncovered another. My original query read:
<CFUPDATE DATASOURCE="training" TABLENAME="RJITF Courses" dbtype="odbc">

<CFQUERY NAME="GetData" DATASOURCE="training">
SELECT *
FROM RJITF Courses
ORDER BY RecordID
</CFQUERY>

I found that Cold Fusion didn't like spaces in the "TABLENAME" field nor did it like brackets, quotes, or anything else.

After renaming the table to "RJITFCourses" I now get the error:
"ODBC Error Code=22005 (Error in assignment)"

In the debug mode it shows the SQL as:
SQL="UPDATE RJITFCourses SET 'DURATION' =?, 'TARGET'=?, 'PLACE'=?, 'COURSENAME'=?, 'CODE'=?, 'REP_CODE'=?, 'COURSEDESC'=?, WHERE 'RecordID'=?"

Any help before I lose more hair?

thanks

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You may want to use a standard SQL query instead of the CFUPDATE. It's much easier
to debug due to being able to see what's going on:

<CFQUERY NAME="updateData" DATASOURCE="training" DEBUG>
    UPDATE      RJITFCourses
    SET         DURATION = '#FORM.duration#',
                TARGET = '#FORM.TARGET#',
                PLACE = '#FORM.PLACE#',
                COURSENAME = '#FORM.COURSENAME#',
                CODE = '#FORM.CODE#',
                REP_CODE = '#FORM.REP_CODE#',
                COURSEDESC = '#FORM.coursedesc#'
    WHERE       RecordID = '#FORM.RecordID#'
</CFQUERY>

Be sure to remove the single quotes around the #FORM.variable# if the destination field is numeric. So, if "REP_CODE" is a numeric field in Access, then you would use:

    REP_CODE = #FORM.REP_CODE#
   
....instead of '#FORM.REP_CODE#'

I'm not sure what your form variable names are, so the above were just guesses.

Hope that helps.
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by:jacquard
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Although this answer did not resolve the problem, it did put me on the right track to finding the solution myself.

The problem was an error in my code where I included a "hidden" field statement where I shouldn't have.

Many thanks to Dain and everyone else who provided input.

Mike
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