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Hi,

I wish to find out how can I insert a record into Microsoft Access using SQL query string? I've got a record of 3 columns in myTable namely: Name, Address and TelNumber. Name and Address in String and TelNumber in Integer. I'm using Microsoft DAO Object to access the database. I'm able to use the SELECT query string to extract the data but I don't know how to insert data into the database.

This is what I've tried:

rs = db.OpenRecordset("INSERT INTO myTable VALUES(Name,Address,TelNumber)")

and of course it's not working :) I mean I believe there's something wrong with the parameters passed into the VALUES. Any help offered is very much appreciated!

I'm working on Microsoft Windows XP Pro, using Microsoft Access 2002 and Visual Basic 6.
Best Rgds,
Justin
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by:TimCottee
ID: 6912974
Use something like this instead

rs = db.OpenRecordset("INSERT INTO myTable VALUES('" & Name & "','" & Address & "','" & TelNumber & "')")

You need to actually send the values rather than the names.
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by:Hyper8
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Set CONN = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
CONN.ConnectionString = Your connection string

SQL = "INSERT INTO myTable VALUES(Name,Address,TelNumber)"
CONN.Execute(SQL)
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by:mdougan
ID: 6912986
A few things, first, the database object has a method called Execute that is designed for executing "Action" queries that do not return recordsets.  Next, you have the column names in your Values clause, you should really have a separate column list clause, then you need to put valid values in the Value clause.  Let's say that you are getting all of this data off the screen, here is how your code might look:

Dim sSQL as String

sSQL = "INSERT INTO myTable (NAME, ADDRESS, TELNUMBER) VALUES ("
sSQL = sSQL & "'" & txtName.Text & "', "
sSQL = sSQL & "'" & txtAddress.Text & "', "
sSQL = sSQL & txtPhone.Text & ")"

db.Execute sSQL

Notice that the txtPhone.Text is not wrapped with single quotes.  Single quotes are only used for text fields.
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by:mdougan
ID: 6912987
A few things, first, the database object has a method called Execute that is designed for executing "Action" queries that do not return recordsets.  Next, you have the column names in your Values clause, you should really have a separate column list clause, then you need to put valid values in the Value clause.  Let's say that you are getting all of this data off the screen, here is how your code might look:

Dim sSQL as String

sSQL = "INSERT INTO myTable (NAME, ADDRESS, TELNUMBER) VALUES ("
sSQL = sSQL & "'" & txtName.Text & "', "
sSQL = sSQL & "'" & txtAddress.Text & "', "
sSQL = sSQL & txtPhone.Text & ")"

db.Execute sSQL

Notice that the txtPhone.Text is not wrapped with single quotes.  Single quotes are only used for text fields.
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ID: 6912991
A few things, first, the database object has a method called Execute that is designed for executing "Action" queries that do not return recordsets.  Next, you have the column names in your Values clause, you should really have a separate column list clause, then you need to put valid values in the Value clause.  Let's say that you are getting all of this data off the screen, here is how your code might look:

Dim sSQL as String

sSQL = "INSERT INTO myTable (NAME, ADDRESS, TELNUMBER) VALUES ("
sSQL = sSQL & "'" & txtName.Text & "', "
sSQL = sSQL & "'" & txtAddress.Text & "', "
sSQL = sSQL & txtPhone.Text & ")"

db.Execute sSQL

Notice that the txtPhone.Text is not wrapped with single quotes.  Single quotes are only used for text fields.
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by:s6192221
ID: 6912998
Hyper8 , I'm using Microsoft DAO Object.
Thanks all I'll try it out :)
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by:s6192221
ID: 6913042
Well done...... thanks.....!! I'm new to database :)
Glad you helped out :)
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by:mdougan
ID: 6913109
sorry for the multiple posts, EE did that, not me!  Thanks!
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