VB and access database help!

Posted on 2004-10-19
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I have a program called print manager plus, which manages printing for users. The software is built on an access database. I build a vb program to logon to the print server which docs how much you have printed. I am not strong at all in VB. What happens is the user logs in to my program which logs into the windows server containing the database. With the user name entered in the VB text field, I need to query the access database and then print out in a box a desired field or 2. Any help would be great, thanks again.

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RichW earned 125 total points
ID: 12349195
Here's something you can try.  Set a reference to the Microsoft ActiveX Data Object 2.x library (whichever MDAC you have installed)

This code will go out to a database on a server listed as U: and in a folder named Temp named myAccessdb.mdb.

It will then grab fields from a table named myTable and return them to textboxes.

Note:  myField1, etc. is the name of the db field.  

Rename the server and folder and database names and the fieldnames and this should work for you.

This is for Access 97.

Dim cnn As ADODB.Connection
    Dim rst As ADODB.Recordset
    Dim strSQL As String

    Set cnn = New ADODB.Connection
    Set rst = New ADODB.Recordset

    cnn.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=U:\" & _
    strSQL = "SELECT * FROM myTable"
    rst.Open strSQL, cnn

        txtTexbox1.Text = rst.Fields("MyField1")
        txtTexbox2.Text = rst.Fields("MyField2")
        txtTexbox3.Text = rst.Fields("MyField3")

    Set rst = Nothing
    Set cnn = Nothing

Expert Comment

ID: 12353595
Only helping for the first answer :

Let's say your TextBox is named txtUser and the result are txtNumberOfCopy and txtCreditleft :

strSQL = "SELECT * FROM usersTable Where UserName = '" & txtUser.text & "'"
    rst.Open strSQL, cnn

        txtNumberOfCopy.Text = rst.Fields("NumOfCopy")
        txtCreditleft.Text = rst.Fields("LeftOverPaidFor")


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ID: 12353611
Sorry did not finish...
Next try :

Only helping for the first answer :

Let's say your TextBox is named txtUser and the result are txtNumberOfCopy and txtCreditleft :

strSQL = "SELECT * FROM usersTable Where UserName = '" & txtUser.text & "'"
    rst.Open strSQL, cnn
      if not rst.eof    'then the user is in the DB

        txtNumberOfCopy.Text = rst.Fields("NumOfCopy")
        txtCreditleft.Text = rst.Fields("LeftOverPaidFor")
     end if


maybe it is more clear, but give the point to the first one anyway ;-)

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