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The Field is too small to accept amount of data

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I have an Access97 frontend with an SQL backend. The following code generates the error "The Field is too small to accept amount of data try...." Why? I am not adding or inserting. I am just searching. Why?


Dim db As Database
Dim StrCriteria  As String
Dim CustomersRS As Recordset

        Set db = CurrentDb()
        Set CustomersRS = db.OpenRecordset("Customers", dbOpenDynaset)
        StrCriteria = "[ReminderDate] = #1/1/04#"
        CustomersRS.FindFirst StrCriteria

Thanks, Ira
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by:paelo
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SQL does use different delimiters for date values but I can never remember how Access handles them, especially Acc97.  Try using "[ReminderDate]='1/1/04'.  You also might want to consider moving to the ADO recordset object rather than DAO when working with SQL server.

-Paul.
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Tried that too. Same error. It's just a find. Why the error?
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I'm not familiar with the particular error, but maybe its an old bug with the DAO library.  You could try to check your references and update to the DAO 3.6 library if possible.  
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You could try using the numerical value

StrCriteria = "[ReminderDate] = " & cstr(clng(datevalue("1/1/04")))

or alternatively open the recordset with the critieria

        Set db = CurrentDb()
        StrCriteria = "[ReminderDate] = #1/1/04#"
        Set CustomersRS = db.OpenRecordset("SELECT Customers.* FROM Customers WHERE " & StrCriteria, dbOpenDynaset)

        if not CustomersRS.eof then
       ' do stuff
             
Stuart
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by:QuickQuote
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Just tried the new 3.6 library...same error.
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