Solved

User Defined Function now working in query design grid in ACCESS 2003

Posted on 2007-12-03
6
1,083 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I need to supply the function with the name of the month and have it give me back the integer.  Simply, I created the function, which does work.  However, in the code snippet, the first line is my call using it in the query grid of ACCESS 2003.  I simply cannot figure out how to tell it what the month is.  "445"Month" is another column with varying month names, so I do not understand where my flaw is.
MonthNo: WhatMonthIsIt("&tblSalesDaily445_and_Calendar.445Month&")
 
Public Function WhatMonthIsIt(ByRef strMonthName As String) As Integer
 
If strMonthName = "Jan" Or strMonthName = "January" Then WhatMonthIsIt = 1
If strMonthName = "Feb" Or strMonthName = "February" Then WhatMonthIsIt = 2
If strMonthName = "Mar" Or strMonthName = "March" Then WhatMonthIsIt = 3
If strMonthName = "Apr" Or strMonthName = "April" Then WhatMonthIsIt = 4
If strMonthName = "May" Or strMonthName = "May1" Then WhatMonthIsIt = 5
If strMonthName = "Jun" Or strMonthName = "June" Then WhatMonthIsIt = 6
If strMonthName = "Jul" Or strMonthName = "July" Then WhatMonthIsIt = 7
If strMonthName = "Aug" Or strMonthName = "August" Then WhatMonthIsIt = 8
If strMonthName = "Sep" Or strMonthName = "September" Then WhatMonthIsIt = 9
If strMonthName = "Oct" Or strMonthName = "October" Then WhatMonthIsIt = 10
If strMonthName = "Nov" Or strMonthName = "November" Then WhatMonthIsIt = 11
If strMonthName = "Dec" Or strMonthName = "December" Then WhatMonthIsIt = 12
 
End Function

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:ssmith94015
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 66

Expert Comment

by:Jim Horn
ID: 20398886
>WhatMonthIsIt("&tblSalesDaily445_and_Calendar.445Month&")
The double-quotes mean you are passing a string named &tblSalesDaily445_and_Calendar.445Month&"), which doesn't translate to any month in your WhatMonthIsIt function.

Exactly how are you determining what month to feed the function?
0
 
LVL 66

Expert Comment

by:Jim Horn
ID: 20398912
btw this is much easier to read

Public Function WhatMonthIsIt(sMonth as string) as Integer

Select Case Left(UCase(sMonth), 3)
   Case "JAN"
      WhatMonthIsIt = 1
   Case "FEB"
      WhatMonthIsIt = 2
   Case "MAR"
      WhatMonthIsIt = 3
   Case "You get the idea...."

   Case "DEC"
      WhatMonthIsIt = 12
   Case Else
      'You passed an unreadable month into sMonth.  Handle it here.
End Select

End Sub
0
 

Author Comment

by:ssmith94015
ID: 20398950
Hello Jim, I tried the Select Case statement first, but could not get it to work.  The If statement sequence at least (in the immediate window and when I type in the month name in the funciton in query grid) does return the appropriate value.  In the query, there is another column entitled 445Month that contains the string short names for the months, ie., Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.  So, I want to pass the values from this column to my function, but I know that my function needs quotes for a string and I think that is where I am getting stuck.  But I have tried various combinations of quiotes and getting no where.  I tried using the full qualified name of the column (table.columnname) and just the column name in the function, but neither worked as well.
0
Is Your Team Achieving Their Full Potential?

74% of employees feel they are not achieving their full potential. With Linux Academy, not only will you strengthen your team's core competencies but also their knowledge of of the newest IT topics.

With new material every week, we'll make sure that you stay ahead of the game.

 
LVL 66

Accepted Solution

by:
Jim Horn earned 500 total points
ID: 20398988
Give this a whirl..

MonthNo: WhatMonthIsIt([tblSalesDaily445_and_Calendar].[445Month])
0
 

Author Comment

by:ssmith94015
ID: 20399007
WORKED!!!!!
0
 

Author Comment

by:ssmith94015
ID: 20399018
thank you very much!
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

As tax season makes its return, so does the increase in cyber crime and tax refund phishing that comes with it
Access developers frequently have requirements to interact with Excel (import from or output to) in their applications.  You might be able to accomplish this with the TransferSpreadsheet and OutputTo methods, but in this series of articles I will di…
What’s inside an Access Desktop Database. Will look at the basic interface, Navigation Pane (Database Container), Tables, Queries, Forms, Report, Macro’s, and VBA code.
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

691 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question