Run-time error '3077' when using an apostrophe in a name

Posted on 2002-07-19
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
In Access 97, I have a user who has a few names, such as O'Brien and O'Ryan.  When she types in the name field to do a search, as soon as she types in "o" and presses ENTER, she gets the following:

"Run-time error '3077', syntax error (missing operator) in expression".

Here's the line of code it's stopping on:

Me.RecordsetClone.FindFirst "[strWholeName]= '" & Me![Combo40] & "'"

Any ideas??????
Question by:esu4236
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nico5038 earned 100 total points
ID: 7165969

Me.RecordsetClone.FindFirst "[strWholeName]= " & chr(34) & Me![Combo40] & chr(34)


Expert Comment

ID: 7166917
You need to create a function to replace the apos

such as the following

Function replaceApos(strToChk As String) As String
Dim X As Integer
Dim tmpstring As String
    For X = 1 To Len(strToChk)
    If Mid(strToChk, X, 1) <> "'" Then
        tmpstring = tmpstring & Mid(strToChk, X, 1)
        tmpstring = tmpstring & Mid(strToChk, X, 1) & "'"
    End If

replaceApos = tmpstring
End Function

Then your code should read
Me.RecordsetClone.FindFirst "[strWholeName]= '" & replaceApos(Me![Combo40]) & "'"

This will double up the apostrophe's, you could enhance the function to include the item you are looking for such as (") which could return the corrected string

Author Comment

ID: 7172236

Your solution worked great!!!!!!!!!!!   Thanks a bunch. Have a GREAT day.  
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Expert Comment

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Glad I could help.

Success with your application.


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