sql INSERT INTO problem with using date() function

Posted on 2005-03-30
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Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I am having a problem using an INSERT INTO statement with the date() and environ("username") function in vb.

TXT_COM_MOD = Environ("username")

str_sql = _

DoCmd.RunSQL str_sql

the ID is being pulled fine from a combo box

the DATE is being pulled from a text box on a form where the date is correct but when it is written to the table it is showing up as 12/30/1899 and when i click on the date in the table the date changes to a time showing 12:00:004 am
and when i deselect the field it returns to 12/30/1899

and when the sql statment runs it brings up an enter parameter value dialog box for input on the user id

If anyone knows what is causing these problems your help would be greatly appreciated
Question by:CanIJay
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Jim Horn earned 280 total points
ID: 13663817
Try delineating your dates with pound signs.

"INSERT INTO Comments (ID, DATE, COM_MOD) VALUES (" & CMB_ID & ", #" & TXT_DATE & "#, " & TXT_COM_MOD & ")"

Also, you werre missing a comma between txt_date and txt_com_mod

Hope this helps.

Author Comment

ID: 13663830
I tried to edit my comment but that was just a typo on the forum part, in my program i have the comma

Author Comment

ID: 13663849
you were correct on the date part, thanks.
do you have any idea why the com_mod from the environ is asking for parameter value
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Expert Comment

by:Jim Horn
ID: 13663862
Nope.  Try msgbox environ("username") to make sure it's pulling the user's network ID correctly.  If not, then there's a .dll call you can use.
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Assisted Solution

by:Ryan Chong
Ryan Chong earned 220 total points
ID: 13663894

str_sql = "INSERT INTO Comments (ID, DATE, COM_MOD) VALUES (" & CMB_ID & ", Date() , '" & replace(TXT_COM_MOD,"'","''") & "' )"

Author Comment

ID: 13663908
I'm pretty sure it's pulling the id fine because on the form the correct id is showing up in the text box, and it also shows it in the enter parameters dialog box.
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by:Jim Horn
Jim Horn earned 280 total points
ID: 13663970
(Slight oversight)  since this is a text field, deliate it with strings (ryancys has it in his above post)

"INSERT INTO Comments (ID, DATE, COM_MOD) VALUES (" & CMB_ID & ", #" & TXT_DATE & "#, '" & TXT_COM_MOD & "')"

Author Comment

ID: 13664081
Awsome! thanks for all your help guys, it works wonderful now

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