Access 2000 need an alternative to NZ function

I am using the NZ function in the fiels location.
Notes: NZ([purchaseorderdetail].[Notes],"")

I am having trouble importing this query into a 3rd party program. This program doesn't like this NZ function. When I take out the NZ function it imports perfectly. When I put the NZ function back into my query, the program doesn't want to connect. It says " Value cannot be null. Parameter name: adodb."

I need another way to do my NZ function without using it in the field location, so my 3rd party program will connect to my query.
Please let me know if you need more info or clarity.
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mancoiAuthor Commented:
I posted a screen shot of the details section of my query. 

try this in place of the NZ function:

Notes: [purchaseorderdetail].[Notes] & ""

this will append a "" (zero-length string) onto the values from the table, which will *not* affect notes that have real text, but will convert any NULL values to a zero-length string, which is precisely what your use of the NZ function is doing.

Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
try this

Notes: NZ([purchaseorderdetail].[Notes],Null)

Is the [Notes] field allow zero length property set to yes
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Jim P.Commented:
These are foreign tables in Paradox?  That you are connecting using ADO?

You'll have to dig around in the Paradox guide for that function. In Transact SQL (MS SQL version of SQL) the function is IsNull(MyField,'').
Oracle uses NVL(MyField,'').
Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
The below code is the VB equivalent of Nz, as VB does not have Nz.  Perhaps you can re-write it to be Paradox-friendly...
Public Function Nz(vValue as Variant, Optional vValueIfNull as Variant) as Variant

If Not IsNull(vValue)
   Nz = vValue
elseif IsNull(vValue) and (Not IsNull(vValueIfNull) then
   Nz = vValueIfNull
elseif IsNull(vValue) and IsNull(vValueIfNull)
  'User passed null values in both vValue and vValueIfNull.  Put what you want here, like...
   Nz = ""
end if

End Function
mancoiAuthor Commented:

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How can I change my function to an IIF function? I am using ......Notes: NZ([purchaseorderdetail].[Notes],"")
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:

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mancoiAuthor Commented:
Got it using an IIF I will award points....THANKS
Jim P.Commented:
Glad to be of assistance. May all your days get brighter and brighter.
glad to be of assistance.

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