Assign A Variable to rst!(Variable)


I want to use a variable to assign a field name. Can someone explain to me how I would go about it?
Here's the code.

Dim strTableName as string
Dim fldName as String
Dim i_strTextBoxItem as String

TblName = "tblRevenue"
FldName = "Revenue"
i_strTextBoxItem = "Great"

If Not App_Conn.State = adStateOpen Then
          App_Conn.Provider = App_Provider '"Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0" 'App_Provider
          App_Conn.ConnectionString = App_InventoryPath ' C:\DS3\DS3_Data\DS3.MDB"
End If

' Open the recordset
rst.Open "SELECT * FROM " & strTableName, _
App_Conn, adOpenKeyset, adLockOptimistic
rst.AddNew                    ' Add a new record

******************* Problem Area here *************

rst!fldName = i_strTextBoxItem          'Specify the values for the fields
'Revenue is the name of the field that is being assigned to fldName variable. This field name
will change - that is why I need to assign it to a variable.

rst.Update                    ' Save the current record in the Recordset
rst.Close                    ' Close the recordset

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TimCotteeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Use the fields collection directly:

rst.Fields(i_strTextBoxItem).Value = "My New Value"
>rst.Fields(i_strTextBoxItem).Value = "My New Value"

Tim is 100% correct, but in this particular example, fldName stores the field's name, so you would write it as follows:

   rst.Fields(fldName).Value = i_strTextBoxItem

Since i_strTextBoxItem equals "Great" and fldName equals "Revenue", this assigns the value "Great" to the field named "Revenue".

Give Tim the points; I just thought I'd help clarify.

-Dennis Borg
>rst.Fields(fldName).Value = i_strTextBoxItem

The abreviated form of this is:

   rst(fldName) = i_strTextBoxItem

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Cheers Dennis, tag team again? I must admit that I am a little tired right now so probably not looking hard enough at the code. It is 10:15pm here and I still have 8 hours to go!

>Cheers Dennis, tag team again?

Yep!  Get some sleep, Tim; tomorrow is *your* turn!  ;-)

There are times the code looks blurry to me too!  ;-)

-Dennis Borg
Get some sleep, I wish I am here on the nightshift (10pm to 6am) to babysit users through an application roll-out. Only half an hour to go and then I can head to my bed!
Hope the rollout goes well, and that you don't have any real problems.

Is the night shift your normal shift? Or are you there only because of the roll-out?
I was only there on the nightshift because of the rollout, all went well as far as that goes. I normally work days though one week in 8 I cover out-of-hours support which basically means I have to leave the mobile phone on 24/7 and answer it if it rings so it generally isn't too much of a problem. I just hate having to do odd shifts that screw up my normal pattern especially as I don't get overtime for it, but at least I do get a couple of days of instead.
ADawnAuthor Commented:
Thank TimCottee,

DennisBorg: Thanks for your input. I figured out what Tim was conveying in him first comment.

You're welcome, ADawn!  Glad to have helped and that you got it working.

-Dennis Borg
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