.addnew method of a recordset

Posted on 2001-07-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I am trying to add a record to a recordset, and am using the following code,
but I get an error that reads.
Runtime error 3251
Object or provider not capable of performing this operation

The part the error comes from is the '.addNew' method.
RecSet is an adodb recordset, and I have copiedthe code from the msdn library.
The recordset is open in a datarepeater on another form, would that be the cause???

With recSet.AddNew
   !Surname = Me.Surname.Text
   !FirstName = Me.FirstName.Text
   !Company = Me.Company.Text
   !Address = Me.Address.Text
   !Town = Me.Town.Text
   !Pcode = Me.Pcode.Text
   !ABN = Me.ABN.Text
   !UHF = Me.UHF.Text
   !Phone = Me.Phone.Text
End With
Question by:cassharley
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Ryan Chong
ID: 6268688

try this:

With recSet
  .Fields!Surname = Me.Surname.Text
  .Fields!FirstName = Me.FirstName.Text
  .Fields!Company = Me.Company.Text
  .Fields!Address = Me.Address.Text
  .Fields!Town = Me.Town.Text
  .Fields!Pcode = Me.Pcode.Text
  .Fields!ABN = Me.ABN.Text
  .Fields!UHF = Me.UHF.Text
  .Fields!Phone = Me.Phone.Text
End With

Expert Comment

ID: 6268706
Is the recordset Read-only?
LVL 33

Expert Comment

ID: 6268737
Is the access file read-only? If you are using ntfs partition, you also got to make sure that write permission is granted.

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Expert Comment

ID: 6268741
is ther anything to do with your reference file. What type of connection that you used?


Expert Comment

by:Valliappan AN
ID: 6268789
I hope you are opening the recordset in readonly mode.

You could try opening the recordset like this, if I understood properly:

Set rs=new recordset "Select * from table1",Conn1,adOpenKeySet, adLockOptimistic


Hope this would help you.

Expert Comment

ID: 6268811
You need to make the lock-type to 2-pessimistic, or 3-optimistic.
If he it at the defaults setting of 1-readonly.
Well obviously you can't write.

check this by opening the data designer object, and looking in the properties-->Advanced.

If your table or something else is readonly, then you will not be able to change the setting.


Author Comment

ID: 6268828
Thanks, firstly the
.fields thing didn't work.

I agree with you all, the problem is because of the read-only settings,
But I checked out the database, (by actually clicking on the .mdb file) and it is not set read-only. The lock-type is readonly, but it will not let me change it.
I am not sure how to check if an individual table within the .mdb is read-only.

Accepted Solution

calebS earned 75 total points
ID: 6268872
Try this,

On the DEConnection, click on the data link (the thing with the cord hanging off it, I am not sure if datlink is the correct term). Right-click, and choose properties.

Now choose the advanced tab, and set you read/write properties from there.


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