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Customizing Ms Access Error Message about Referential Integrity violation

mabelanger
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Last Modified: 2008-03-06
Hi,

My goal is the following:

Have a form with a listbox in it. I select and enrtry from it, then press a command button, the record is erased. Deletion is done programatically via a Sub, using an SQL DELETE FROM clause.

Issue:

When the underlying record to erase exists in other tables, a referential integrity violation message comes up. It appears below. How do I intercept the error generated and substitute it for  something custom made that the user can understand.

"Ms Access can't delete 1 record(s) in the delete query du to key violations and 0 record(s) du to lock violations"
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mabelanger,
Just perform a SQL Select on the OTHER table(s), if there are any records with matching keys, post a message and skip the Delete.

Commented:
Use behind the button code like this:

On Error GoTo err_btnDelete
CurrentDb.Execute ("delete * from YourTable where tableID=" & Me.tableID), dbFailOnError
err_btnDelete:
If Err = 3200 Then
   MsgBox "Key: " & Me.tableID & " is still related to other records"
Else
   MsgBox "Severe error: " & Err.Number & " " & Err.Description
End If

Nic;o)
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Commented:
Hmm... I see where you're getting.

The following doesn't return anything useful, which is strange:

MsgBox "Severe error: " & Err.Number & " " & Err.Description

With some troubleshooting:

Err.Number returns a zero for a successful deletion as well as for a referential integrity violation.  
In both cases Err.Description returns a blank.  What's the catch? Do I need to put something in the Global section?

Commented:
Strange, I tested this on a defined referential integrety relation violation and got error 3200.

Sure you used the last version I posted ?

Nic;o)
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