error when a foreign key of a record is deleted in its home record

Posted on 2003-03-31
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Last Modified: 2010-05-01
I have set my access database to refrientual integrity. When i run my vb program and delete a record of a table and open a form of another table that has a foreign key of the deleted record the program gives an error. What will I do to prevent such errors?
Question by:willkee
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ID: 8242438
it depends on what kind of error you get.  Do following checks before you do anything....

' recordset is closed
if (rsRecordset.state <> adStateopen) then
   exit sub
end if
' no records in the recordset.  handle it appropriately.
if (rsRecordset.Recordcount = 0) then
    exit sub
end if

' begining/end of recordset.  move to the first item
if (rsRecodset.BOF or rsRecordset.EOF) then
end if

' Good Luck!
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jyokum earned 80 total points
ID: 8242758
In MS Access, did you create your relationships with "Cascasde Delete Related Records" checked? When it's checked, deleting a parent record will automatically delete all related record in child tables. If you take care of deleting the leftover data up front, you shouldn't have this problem.

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Hi willkee,
This old question (QID 20569410) needs to be finalized -- accept an answer, split points, or get a refund.  Please see http://www.cityofangels.com/Experts/Closing.htm for information and options.
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