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storing alpha-muneric Emp ID's to database.

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The problem is....I want to store Alpha-numeric Employee ID's in the database. When i stroe a numeric Employee ID like 001, 030 things went ok.... But when i try to enter Employee ID like " aa11 ", it is not saved to the database. And an error occurs.
The error number is : -2147217900
Description : The name " aa11 " in not permitted in this context. Only constants,        experssions or variables allowed here. Column names are not permitted.
One thing more....  when i directly put some alpha-numeric ID in the data base .. there is no problem... But when i try to put with the vb6 interface forms the above mentioned error occurs....

Is there something wrong with the sql string i am using to do the task. The string is...
    strsql = "INSERT INTO Employee(EmpID, Name) VALUES("
    strsql = strsql & Me.txtEmpID.Text & "','"
    strsql = strsql & Me.txtName.Text & "')"
    conn.Execute strsql

thanks for any solution to this problem.

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Question by:khankejan
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Try this:

strsql = "INSERT INTO Employee(EmpID, Name) VALUES('"
    strsql = strsql & Me.txtEmpID.Text & "','"
    strsql = strsql & Me.txtName.Text & "')"
    conn.Execute strsql

It seems that you have a missing quote for the empid.
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by:Mayank S
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well... easy money :-)
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by:khankejan
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I have placed the single quote and its works.... but the second part of the code that is an update statement doesnt work....
what i want to do is that when i update the salary of an employee a copy of the change is be saved in the SalMonth table as well. But i am facing problem in updating the employee s salary filed by using the following string.(*)

   
strsql = "INSERT INTO SalChange (EmpID, Salary, ChDate) VALUES('"
    strsql = strsql & Me.txtEmpID.Text & "','"
    strsql = strsql & Me.txtSalary.Text & "','"
    strsql = strsql & Date & "')"
    conn.Execute strsql
   
       
 (*)  strsql = "UPDATE Employee SET SalMonth = '" & txtSalary.Text & "' where EmpID = " & txtEmpID.Text
    conn.Execute strsql

the error i got is...
err.number : -2147217913
Description : Syntax error converting the varchar value ' A-11 ' to a column of datatype int.
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by:Mayank S
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Employee-ID is alphanumeric, right? So it needs the quotes here too.

>> where EmpID = " & txtEmpID.Text

would be:

where EmpID = '" & txtEmpID.Text & "' "
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by:Mayank S
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Split between lttia1 and mayankeagle.
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by:Mayank S
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Please proceed with that recommendation.
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