Visual Basic 6 with SQL

Posted on 2003-02-19
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Last Modified: 2010-04-17
Hi ya, I know I am totally off with this statement but I am trying to delete an entry from a table from my Visual Basic program. I have tried many different things but this is the latest:-

cmd.CommandText = "Select * From Gary Where company = '" & DataInput.c_delete.Text & "'"
cmd.CommandType = adCmdText
MsgBox cmd.CommandText
Set rs = cmd.Execute

If Not rs.EOF Then
    MsgBox "Data Found And Is Being Deleted"
        Do While Not rs.EOF
            cmd.CommandText = "Delete From Gary Where company = '" & DataInput.c_delete.Text & "'"
            cmd.CommandType = adCmdText
            Set rs = cmd.Execute
    MsgBox "No Data Found"
End If

As a matter of fact this does delete the field, but has an error message afterwards that causes the program to crash. Id appreciate some help =)

Question by:CDeath

Expert Comment

ID: 7981284
Why working so hard?

Try this:

cmd.CommandText = "DELETE From Gary Where company = '" & DataInput.c_delete.Text & "'"
cmd.CommandType = adCmdText
dim l as long
cmd.execute l
MSGBox l & " Records were deleted"

This will do the same much faster...

Expert Comment

ID: 7981424
Like yronnen wrote: You are working to hard. But I think you also have a problem understanding SQL.

The database delets all records that hit the statement : "Delete From Gary Where company = '" & DataInput.c_delete.Text & "'" in one step. You don't have to step through the recordset yourselfe.

Second thing is you have a Do-Loop through 'rs'. When you make the 'Set rs = cmd.Execute' inside the Do-Loop the delete-statement gives nothing back and VB handles you a closed recordset. That's why 'Do While Not rs.Eof' causes an error message.
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Accepted Solution

Éric Moreau earned 200 total points
ID: 7981636
you need

Author Comment

ID: 8180801
Thanks dude, sorry for the late post, I have been away for a while =)

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