Getting "Object Required" error message when running CurrentDB.Execute statement

Posted on 2004-11-16
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Code is below:  

   DoCmd.OpenQuery "ADT-forUpdate_2", acViewNormal, acEdit  'Creates a table from a query
   DoCmd.OpenTable "Original_Begin_Balance", acViewNormal, acReadOnly  'Table created by query
   DoCmd.GoToRecord acTable, "Original_Begin_Balance", acFirst
   DoCmd.GoToControl "Begin Balance"   'Will set temporary value to this begin balance
   CurrentDb.Execute "UPDATE OrigBeginBalCache SET OrigBeginBal = " _
      & Original_Begin_Balance.[Begin Balance], dbFailOnError

Any ideas why i'm getting the ""Object Required" error message?

Question by:MichaelDJ2000
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ID: 12600575
you need to do a Set CurrentDb = New .....
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ID: 12600578
instantiate the object
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by:Alan Warren
ID: 12600705

Dim strSql as String
strSql = ""UPDATE OrigBeginBalCache SET OrigBeginBal = " _
      & Original_Begin_Balance.[Begin Balance]

CurrentProject.Connection.Execute strSql ,, adExecuteNoRecords


Dim strSql as String
strSql = ""UPDATE OrigBeginBalCache SET OrigBeginBal = " _
      & Dlast("Begin Balance","Original_Begin_Balance")


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harfang earned 2000 total points
ID: 12600710
Missing quotes in:
   CurrentDb.Execute "UPDATE OrigBeginBalCache SET OrigBeginBal = " _
      & " Original_Begin_Balance.[Begin Balance]", dbFailOnError

Or, more likely, you are trying to retreive the information visible on screen in the open table. There is no way to do that, except if the table is includes as subform in a form.

What you are lookin for is this (or something like that)

    With CurrentDB.OpenRecordset("Original_Begin_Balance", dbOpenDynaset)
        curFirstBalance = ![Begin Balance]
        ' do something here with the first balance of the table...
    End With

Actually, you might continue from there and loop through the entire table. I provided an example in http:Q_21207932.html#12597485 if you recall :)

Good Luck

Author Comment

ID: 12601075

Your method works. Is what I was looking for.  thanks!


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