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How to add new record to dbf file in VB using DAO?

Posted on 2001-08-30
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Can anyone tell me how to add new records to a dbf table (file) in VB code using DAO for connectivity? I attempted the following but got an error message saying recordset is read-only and not updatable:

    Dim db As DAO.Database
    Dim rs As DAO.Recordset

    Set db = OpenDatabase(theDBFFilePath, True, True, "dBase 5.0;")
    Set rs = db.OpenRecordset("dbfName", dbOpenTable, dbAppendOnly)
    rs.AddNew
        rs.Fields(0).Value = "test"
        rs.Fields(1).Value = 10
    rs.Update


Thanks!

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Question by:ahpui
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by:xSinbad
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Have you tried 'dbOpenDynaset'

Set rs = db.OpenRecordset("dbfName", dbOpenDynaset, dbAppendOnly)

I have never use DAO on a DBF file but the code looks OK, could there be something wrong with the file?
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Anthony Perkins earned 50 total points
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Here is the definition of the OpenDatabase Method:

Set database = workspace.OpenDatabase (dbname, options, read-only, connect)

So I suspect this line:
Set db = OpenDatabase(theDBFFilePath, True, True, "dBase 5.0;")

Ought to read:
Set db = OpenDatabase(theDBFFilePath, True, False, "dBase 5.0;")

Anthony
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by:ahpui
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Ok, that was easy! Thanks!! :)
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