How do you create and store a SELECT query in VBA, QUERYDEF does not seem to apply to select query definitions

Posted on 2007-12-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-27
I have a complex query that uses other queries which should run off user-supplied dates. I want to create the base queries using a date paramter and store them - then use them in the comples query joins.

Access does not appear to allow you to store a SELECT query using the QUERYDEF statement.

Question by:fester62
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Expert Comment

by:Jim Horn
ID: 20420880
This sounds like way too much work.

What is the requirement for creating these queries via VBA code, and not pre-creating them manually?

Author Comment

ID: 20420927
I tried doing that originally but the queries run off a data parameter. I can specify a parameter in the query designer but then that pops up a box when the query runs - whereas i want the query to use txtRunDate supplied on a Form. - I am not sure how to get the query to work off that date and not prompt the user, without using code.

your help is appreciated.

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by:Jim Horn
ID: 20420963
>whereas i want the query to use txtRunDate supplied on a Form.
In that case, just feed that value in your query. (Below is air code, rename the obvious)  

{SQL View}
SELECT blah, blah, blah
FROM blah
WHERE SomeDate = [Forms]![SomeFormName]![SomeTextboxName]

{Design View}
In the column that has the date you want to compare to your form field, enter this in the criteria row

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Author Comment

ID: 20421497
Ok, I can see how that should work, actually instead of a textbox i want it to pick up a DTpicker1.value, but when I susbitute that into your suggested code ti does not work (for either a textbox or a DTpicker), do i need to enclose with '#' or some other formatting ? Cant get that to work either.


Author Comment

ID: 20421533
ok, I have it working off a textbox now, just had the date in the wrong format. Now I need to get it working with a dtpicker control. Should there be a difference, cant see why ?

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Jim Horn earned 125 total points
ID: 20422426
>do i need to enclose with '#' or some other formatting ?
If the SQL is pieced together by VBA, yes, otherwise no.  
Just to be safe though, in case the form control value is being read into the query as text, use CDate... CDate([Forms]![SomeFormName]![SomeTextboxName])

This also assumes that the form is open, and the value in SomeTextboxName is in date format.

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