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Access VBA get data into variable

Posted on 2007-11-28
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I have a table "target_table" with 2 columns,.  I want to simply a value from the table into a VBA string variable.  The code below fails:

Dim ftest As String

ftest = DoCmd.RunSQL ("select target_name from target_files where datasource = 'directsales'")
MsgBox ftest

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Vishalarya
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ftest = DLOOKUP("target_name", "target_files", "datasource = 'directsales'")
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Nice.

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RunSQL only applies to an Action query (Update, Append, Delete and Make Table) ... not a Select query. So, nothing would be returned with your statement.

Use the DLookup as Angel suggested.

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