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Can't have empty fields to update records?

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If I leave some fields blank it gives this error message:

Microsoft JET Database Engine error '80004005'

Field 'students.AptNumber' cannot be a zero-length string

The same applies to all fields.
How do I fix that?



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look at the field definition in the database.  ensure that the AllowZeroLength property is set to 'Yes'.
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Or validate the field prior to the update if you can't mod the dB, and insert a " ", or a "vbCr" in the field, anything that the field recognizes as notNull.
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AzraSound is correct. Though your that field may indicate that null values is accepted, you do also need to set "AllowZeroLength" to yes/true.

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