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Left Outer Join SQL query Problem for Form source

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Is is possible to use LEFT OUTER JOIN queries as a form source reliably in access?
whilse I can query the data, I am having all sorts of problems adding new records & editing records.

The SQL im trying to use is as follows.

SELECT id, acccode, tblPricing.itemcode, price, qty, tagqty, tag, blocked, description, unitsize, lastcost, gstcode FROM tblPricing LEFT OUTER JOIN tblTmpthinkpadinventory ON tblPricing.itemcode = tblTmpthinkpadinventory.itemcode WHERE tblPricing.acccode = 'ACAANN' ORDER BY tblPricing.itemcode, qty

the pricing table contains the records I want to edit/manage, the other table is just a stock file table that I am referencing the product descriptions from.

I get errors like the following when trying to edit or add.

"Method 'Fields' of Object _Recordset failed.

Thanks.

Jimby.
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Hello Jimby_Aus,

What happens when you compile your application?
Do you have the correct Library references - check Tools>References in Module design view.
If there are no problems with these then post the code that is giving problems.


Pete
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Ive just compiled the application just to be sure, hasnt seem to made a difference.

Ive gotten rid of the left join query, replaced it with a simple SELECT statement, it now allows me to add records successfully, but some edits still fail with:

"Method 'Fields' of Object _Recordset failed."

Part of the problem may be related to the fact that I am assigning a dynamic recordsource to the form at runtime.
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Normally you would base the form on a query that only references tblPricing. Information required from table tblTmpthinkpadinventory can be added to the form using a subform; when multiple fields are required or a DLookup if you only require one field (or a small number of fields). Or depending on the application you could use a combo or listbox which rowsource references tblTmpthinkpadinventory.
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