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Runtime error 3001: Invalid argument when using tabledef.refreshlink

Posted on 2008-06-20
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I have some code to update my linked tables if the database they are contained in has a new location. When I run it I get an invalid argument error on the .refreshlink method.
Private Sub UpdateLinkedTables()
Dim itblFCRateApplicationPathRS As Recordset
Dim db As Database
Dim tblFCRate As TableDef
Dim itblFCRateInformation As TableDef
Dim itblFCRateOutputDirectories As TableDef
 
    Set itblFCRateApplicationPathRS = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("itblFCRateApplicationPath", dbOpenDynaset)
    itblFCRateApplicationPathRS.MoveFirst
    
    If strInitialApplicationPath <> itblFCRateApplicationPathRS!Path Then
        Set db = CurrentDb
        
        Set tblFCRate = db.TableDefs("tblFCRate")
        Set itblFCRateInformation = db.TableDefs("itblFCRateInformation")
        Set itblFCRateOutputDirectories = db.TableDefs("itblFCRateOutputDirectories")
        
        tblFCRate.Connect = ";DATABASE = " & itblFCRateApplicationPathRS!Path
        tblFCRate.RefreshLink
        
        itblFCRateInformation.Connect = ";DATABASE = " & itblFCRateApplicationPathRS!Path
        itblFCRateInformation.RefreshLink
        
        itblFCRateOutputDirectories.Connect = ";DATABASE = " & itblFCRateApplicationPathRS!Path
        itblFCRateOutputDirectories.RefreshLink
        
        Set tblFCRate = Nothing
        Set itblFCRateInformation = Nothing
        Set itblFCRateOutputDirectories = Nothing
        
        db.Close
        Set db = Nothing
    End If
    
    itblFCRateApplicationPathRS.Close
    Set itblFCRateApplicationPathRS = Nothing
End Sub

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Put a break point on this line of code:

        itblFCRateOutputDirectories.Connect = ";DATABASE = " & itblFCRateApplicationPathRS!Path


then see what the actually Connect string is.

mx
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by:bejhan
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;DATABASE = M:\Bus_Activity\Finance_Collections\HAULTAIN\cdc\Bejhan\Applications\FC Rate\fcrate.mdb
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 125 total points
ID: 21833208
Well, this is how my connection strings look - when you look at a linked table property sheet:


DATABASE=C:\aaaaSCE\Databases\QA\P3DevMaster\BackEnd\QADataP3.mdb;TABLE=tblAudit

So, where is the table name ?

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by:bejhan
ID: 21833276
Okay tried again with:

;DATABASE = M:\Bus_Activity\Finance_Collections\HAULTAIN\cdc\Bejhan\Applications\FC Rate\fcrate.mdb;TABLE=tblFCRate

Same problem. I also tried without the semicolon before "DATABASE" and then I got a different error:

Runtime error 3170: 'Could not find installable ISAM'
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ID: 21833291
I think that is an installation problem ...

Try Help>>Detect and Repair from the menu inside Access.

mx
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by:bejhan
ID: 21833359
Tried that still get the ISAM error. What else can I do? The syntax without the colon in front of the "DATABASE" is correct then?
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LVL 75
ID: 21833422
I'm pretty sure you need the Semi Colon.  But, this error is something else I'm pretty sure.

Try googling this ... or search EE (Advanced Search) for Could not find installable ISAM'

I have seen this for quite some time ...

mx
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by:bejhan
ID: 21833440
You don't think this error could just be occuring due to wrong syntax then?
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ID: 21833546
Well, the example I posted works for me and has been for a long time.

Does this occur on all 3 RefreshLink statements ?

mx
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by:bejhan
ID: 21833752
How stupid, it's because I had spaces between the database, equal sign, and path... Thanks for your help.
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ID: 21833776
oops:
good catch.  sorry I missed that.  The error message was BOGUS ... misleading ...

mx
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by:bejhan
ID: 21833932
I figured it would be such. I just remember when I first learned C++ and the compiler would go nuts if there was an extra semi-colon. Saying there was missing libraries and stuff so I figured it must be syntax.
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