error code 3265 Item cannot be found in the collection ... Why is this happening


Vb new boy has written a small application interfacing with a sqlserver database.

need to take data that has been added to database and output it as an xml file in order that it can be accessed by another application.

I was given the code below and told it should work - can't see why it shouldn't but then...

The application falls over at the oCmd.Properties("Output Stream") = oDom statement - error code 3265 Item cannot be found in the collection corresponding to the requested name or ordinal. I have no idea what this means.

Should the "Output Stream" statement read something other than "Output Stream"? If so, what?

Can anybody shed any light for me and tell me how to remedy the problem?

Thank you in advance

     'Instance of XML Parser
    Dim oCmd, sSQL, oDom

    ''' If MSXML 4.0 is not installed this will not work!
    Set oDom = CreateObject("Msxml2.DOMDocument.4.0")

    Set oCmd = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
    oCmd.ActiveConnection = "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=(local);Initial Catalog=SCLAnodising;UID=GCroxford;Password=xxxxx"

    sSQL = "<ROOT xmlns:sql="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-sql"><sql:query>" & "select * from Build_Validation for xml auto</sql:query></ROOT>"

    oCmd.CommandText = sSQL

    oCmd.Dialect = "{5D531CB2-E6Ed-11D2-B252-00C04F681B71}"

    oCmd.Properties("Output Stream") = oDom
    oCmd.Execute , , 1024

    oDom.Save "C:\Documents and Settings\Desktop\testdts.xml"
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Usually this means that either the property "Properties" or "Output Stream" does not exist for the object you are using which in this case is the ADODB.Command object.

A better way would be to use the intelliense so try the following...

dim oCmd as new Adodb.Command

then delete the statement where you Set oCmd = CreateObject....

then within the editor, if you type oCmd.  you should then get a list of all the properties available (make sure you do the .) and you can check if Properties exists.

Below is a link to microsoft KB to give a working example

HTH :)

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