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How to determine if a query has executed successfully?

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I have a macro that runs three action queries one after the other (OpenQuery). I want to execute the 2nd and 3rd query only if the first action query (update) was executed successfully (No violations etc...). How can I do it? As of now, Access continues to execute the remaining queries no matter whether the first query was successfully executed or not. How can I check whether the first query was successfully executed?
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Question by:Sankar030999
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by:Arthur_Wood
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what code are you currently using to do this?

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by:Sankar030999
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I am not using any code. I am just doing it from within Access. I created the queries within Access and create a Macro in Access to run all the queries (OpenQuery) one after the other.
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jadedata earned 500 total points
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Hey Sankar!

  If you switch to using VBA code to perform this:
 
  You can use the command
  db.execute "QueryName", dbfailonerror

  1.  If a query fails, a trappable error is raised.
  2.  If you want to know if RECORD were affected by the query (like how many updates were performed)
     you can ask Access for

   x = db.recordsaffected
   if x > 0 then
     'do this
   else
     'stop here
   endif

See Access help for examples of the execute method and recordsaffected properties

These are DAO object children that require the inclusion of the MS DAO 3.6 object library.
regards
Jack
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by:Arthur_Wood
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"I created the queries within Access and create a Macro in Access to run all the queries (OpenQuery) one after the other. " this is the main reason for your problem.

As Jadedata has stated, if you want to check on the status of the first query before executing the others, you MUST use VBA code.


This is NOT a job to be carried out with a MACRO - in fact, there is NO JOB that should be carried out with a MACRO.  Microsoft STRONGLY advises AGAINST using Macros - they are supported almost purely for backward compatability with previous versions of Access, and should NOT be used for new databases.

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Just say "No" to Macros!!
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