Checkbox added, but can't get acCheckBox DisplayControl to work

Posted on 2005-03-29
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Last Modified: 2008-03-03
I got the YesNo column added to my table, but when I tried to use the below:
Private Sub cmdGetData_Click()
Dim strGetData As String
Dim strAddColumn As String
Dim strAlterColumn As String

strGetData = "SELECT tblArchiveMaster.* INTO tblReviewTemp " & _
             "FROM tblArchiveMaster " & _
             "WHERE tblArchiveMaster.Report = [FORMS]![frmReviews].[cboReport] " & _
             "AND tblArchiveMaster.ImportDate = [FORMS]![frmReviews].[cboImportDate] " & _
             "AND tblArchiveMaster.UserID = [FORMS]![frmReviews].[cboUserId] " & _
             "AND tblArchiveMaster.CompletionDate = [FORMS]![frmReviews].[cboCompletionDate] "

strAddColumn = "ALTER TABLE tblReviewTemp ADD COLUMN Select YESNO "

strAlterColumn = "ALTER TABLE tblReviewTemp ALTER COLUMN RowID INTEGER "

DoCmd.DeleteObject acTable, "tblReviewTemp"
DoCmd.RunSQL strGetData
DoCmd.RunSQL strAddColumn
DoCmd.RunSQL strAlterColumn
CurrentDb.TableDefs("tblReviewTemp").Fields("Select").DisplayControl = acCheckBox
MsgBox "Process completed", vbOKOnly
End Sub

I got the error message of "Compile Error", Method or Data Member Not Found and it highlited the DisplayControl words.

I tried to find the acCheckBox formatting in the Help library, but came up with nothing.  Any suggestions?

Question by:ssmith94015
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Author Comment

ID: 13655410
This is a desktop, Access 2003 database

Accepted Solution

ajsaasta earned 2000 total points
ID: 13656791
"Select" is a reserved word (like in "ALTER TABLE tblReviewTemp ADD COLUMN Select YESNO") and you should either avoid using column names like that or use proper notation:

* "ALTER TABLE tblReviewTemp ADD COLUMN [Select] YESNO"
* CurrentDb.TableDefs("tblReviewTemp").Fields("[Select]").DisplayControl = acCheckBox

I've NOT tested (but encountered this same problem several times) this comment so I cannot quarantee 101% exact proper notation on my example but I hope you get the idea.


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Expert Comment

ID: 13657673

If that doesn't work, this should:
With CurrentDb.TableDefs("tblReviewTemp").Fields("Select").Properties
   .Append .CreateProperty("DisplayControl",dbLong,acCheckBox)
End With

Author Comment

ID: 13674232
I didn't event realize the issue about using "Select"! Got the idea though. Thank you both.

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