Solved

Question on inserting values into Access database using SQL

Posted on 2002-04-02
8
147 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
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
0
Comment
Question by:s6192221
8 Comments
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

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.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Hyper8
ID: 6912976


Set CONN = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
CONN.ConnectionString = Your connection string

SQL = "INSERT INTO myTable VALUES(Name,Address,TelNumber)"
CONN.Execute(SQL)
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

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.
0
Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

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.
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
mdougan earned 100 total points
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:s6192221
ID: 6912998
Hyper8 , I'm using Microsoft DAO Object.
Thanks all I'll try it out :)
0
 

Author Comment

by:s6192221
ID: 6913042
Well done...... thanks.....!! I'm new to database :)
Glad you helped out :)
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:mdougan
ID: 6913109
sorry for the multiple posts, EE did that, not me!  Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Most everyone who has done any programming in VB6 knows that you can do something in code like Debug.Print MyVar and that when the program runs from the IDE, the value of MyVar will be displayed in the Immediate Window. Less well known is Debug.Asse…
I was working on a PowerPoint add-in the other day and a client asked me "can you implement a feature which processes a chart when it's pasted into a slide from another deck?". It got me wondering how to hook into built-in ribbon events in Office.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question