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This is the SQL behind an Access Insert Query...The Query works perfectly...When I try to run the same SQL with VBA using the DoCmd.RunSQL " Blah blah blah" I get a Type Mismatch Error.

In the line marked ///// MyType is a String variable

INSERT INTO DEPT_ACCOUNT_EXPENSE ( DepartmentID, GLDescription, Incoming_ActivityID )
SELECT ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ServiceID AS DeptID, [ELEMENTS_1]![ELEMENT] & " - " & [Activity] AS GLDescription, ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ActivityID
FROM ELEMENTS INNER JOIN ((ACTIVITIES INNER JOIN ELEMENTS AS ELEMENTS_1 ON ACTIVITIES.Element=ELEMENTS_1.ElementID) INNER JOIN ACTIVITY_SERVICE ON ACTIVITIES.ActivityID=ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ActivityID) ON ELEMENTS.ElementID=ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ServiceID
WHERE (((ELEMENTS.ElementType) Not Like " & Chr(34) & MyType & Chr(34) & ")); ////

Any thoughs you SQL guru's



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by:GRayL
ID: 20406012
Wrap the whole string in double quotes and replace the double quotes within the string with single quotes.
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by:Jim Horn
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>Not Like " & Chr(34) & MyType & Chr(34) & "));
Access uses asterisks ( * ) for wildcard searches, which you are missing uness it's part of MyType

Also, a double-quote within a double-quote in Access SQL dictates that you use a single quote
Not Like '" & MyType &  "')); ////

Also, since your INSERTing, you can lose the alaises in your SELECT clause (As DeptID, AS GLDescription, ...) as they don't do anything for you.

Also, what data type is ElementType and MyType?
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For example, using line continuation characters (_) and the single quotes around the hyphen:
 
MySQL="INSERT INTO DEPT_ACCOUNT_EXPENSE ( DepartmentID, GLDescription, " _ 
& "Incoming_ActivityID) SELECT ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ServiceID AS DeptID, " _
& "[ELEMENTS_1]![ELEMENT] & ' - ' & [Activity] AS GLDescription, " _
& "ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ActivityID FROM ELEMENTS INNER JOIN ((ACTIVITIES INNER JOIN ELEMENTS " _ 
& "AS ELEMENTS_1 ON ACTIVITIES.Element=ELEMENTS_1.ElementID) INNER JOIN ACTIVITY_SERVICE " _ & "ON ACTIVITIES.ActivityID=ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ActivityID) ON ELEMENTS.ElementID = " _
& "ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ServiceID WHERE (((ELEMENTS.ElementType) Not Like " _
& Chr(34) & MyType & Chr(34) & "));"
 
Docmd.RunSQL mySQL

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by:dwood1112
ID: 20406104
I originally started with a wildcard...see last line marked /////....What's the best way to write that line?


INSERT INTO DEPT_ACCOUNT_EXPENSE ( DepartmentID, GLDescription, Incoming_ActivityID ) " & _
"SELECT Val([ServiceID]) AS DeptID, [ELEMENTS_1]![ELEMENT] & " - " & [Activity] AS GLDescription, " & _
"Val([ActivityID]) AS ActID FROM ELEMENTS INNER JOIN ((ACTIVITIES INNER JOIN ELEMENTS AS ELEMENTS_1 ON " & _
"ACTIVITIES.Element = ELEMENTS_1.ElementID) INNER JOIN ACTIVITY_SERVICE ON ACTIVITIES.ActivityID = " & _
"ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ActivityID) ON ELEMENTS.ElementID = ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ServiceID " & _
"WHERE (((ELEMENTS.ElementType) Like 'c*')); //////
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by:Rick_Rickards
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Dim strSQL as String
 
strSQL = "INSERT INTO DEPT_ACCOUNT_EXPENSE (DepartmentID, GLDescription, Incoming_ActivityID) " & _ 
	 "SELECT ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ServiceID AS DeptID, [ELEMENTS_1]![ELEMENT] & "" - "" & [Activity] AS GLDescription, ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ActivityID " & _
	 "FROM ELEMENTS INNER JOIN ((ACTIVITIES INNER JOIN ELEMENTS AS ELEMENTS_1 ON ACTIVITIES.Element=ELEMENTS_1.ElementID) INNER JOIN ACTIVITY_SERVICE ON ELEMENTS.ElementID=ACTIVITY_SERVICE.ServiceID " & _ 
	 "WHERE (ELEMENTS.ElementType) Not Like '"" & Replace(MyType,""'"",""'') & ""';"""

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by:dwood1112
ID: 20406513
ok..it's working...the problem ended up being the double qoutes on the second line (marked below)...I was looking in the wrong place.

Thanks for your help

NSERT INTO DEPT_ACCOUNT_EXPENSE ( DepartmentID, GLDescription, Incoming_ActivityID ) " & _
"SELECT Val([ServiceID]) AS DeptID, [ELEMENTS_1]![ELEMENT] & " - " &   <<<<<<<
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