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SQL Query in MS Access 2000

Posted on 2003-03-18
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Last Modified: 2008-03-10
INSERT INTO [Gantt Data (Full Set)] ( [Business Unit], Duration, [Project Name] )
SELECT [Gantt Data (Full Set)].[Business Unit], Sum([Gantt Data (Full Set)].Duration) AS TOTAL_PER_TOWN, Mid([Gantt Data (Full Set)].[Project Name],1,2) AS TOWN_CODE
FROM [Gantt Data (Full Set)]
GROUP BY [Gantt Data (Full Set)].[Business Unit], Mid([Gantt Data (Full Set)].[Project Name],1,2);

The above query worked yesterday.  Now the Mid function is erroring out within MS Access.  Nothing has changed between now and then.  I guess I'm trying to figure out if it was a flux that it worked yesterday or what has errored out.
Question by:DSaldanaRELTD
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Expert Comment

ID: 8161159
What is the error message? Have you checked your references to make sure there aren't any missing?



Author Comment

ID: 8161356
Undefined function 'mid' in expression.

References?  I don't follow.
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Expert Comment

ID: 8161638
Access has a problem when the VBA modelue in memory gets corrupt and you need to quit Access and reload and this error may go away.

If it doesn't then go to a Module and select the Tools Menu, References and see if any of the References are prefixed with the word MISSING:

Cheers, Andrew
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Accepted Solution

Natchiket earned 200 total points
ID: 8161641
try this:
open a module in design view
click on tools, references
check if any of the reference libraries are listed as MISSING.
Even if they aren't tick the next un-ticked box in the list, then click on ok.  Click on tools references again and remove the tick you just added (really) and have another go.

Author Comment

ID: 8161676
that was it on the nose.  There was a missing, non-relevant dll, that I guess Access was thinking Mid was located in it.

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