create new records using adodb and sql

Posted on 2004-10-16
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Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Another newbie question.
I am using ADODB.Connection and ADODB.Recordset withMicrosoft SQL
Lets say I have two tables, one company and one employee and they are related.
What call do I make to ADODB to create a new record in the two tables. How does the primary key get placed into the foreign key of the child table?

Dim comp as string
Dim emp as string
Comp = “Albertsons”
Emp = “shayne”

Dim cn As ADODB.Connection
Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset
 Set cn = New ADODB.Connection
 set rs = New ADODB.Recordset
cn.Open '"Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=False;Initial Catalog=test;Data Source=DURGA"


now I do not know what to do

Thanks in advance
Question by:shayne23d
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Accepted Solution

pique_tech earned 500 total points
ID: 12330518
You should be able to use ADO to add the record to the "main" table, get its PK value, then immediately add the record to the "child" table using the PK from the "main" record.  Broadly,

Dim rs1 As ADODB.Recordset: Set rs1 = New ADODB.Recordset
Dim rs2 As ADODB.Recordset: Set rs1 = New ADODB.Recordset
Dim GetKey As Long
rs1.Open "MainTableName", cn, adOpenDynamic, adLockOptimistic, adCmdTable
rs2.Open "MainChildName", cn, adOpenDynamic, adLockOptimistic, adCmdTable

    rs1("Field1Name") = "blah"
GetKey = rs1("PrimaryKeyFieldName")

    rs2("ForeignKey") = GetKey
Set rs1 = Nothing
Set rs2 = Nothing

This should work because after calling the recordset's Update method, the new record becomes the current record (docmumented here:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/ado270/htm/mdmthaddnew.asp)


Author Comment

ID: 12330590
yeah! I was going to use a function to return the primary key of the record in sql, this is what I was looking for.
Thank you

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