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Creating tables via ADO in Access 2007

Posted on 2008-06-24
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I'm trying to create a table using the attached VBA code.  However, when I try to execute it I get the following error

run-time error
-2147217859 (80040e3d)

The error occurs at line 30 "cat.Tables.Append tbl"  I've used the locals window and it states that the catalog object is no longer valid
Public Sub CreateInvoiceTable()
    Dim cat As ADOX.Catalog
    Dim tbl As ADOX.Table
   
    'Create and connect a catalog object
    Set cat = New ADOX.Catalog
    cat.ActiveConnection = CurrentProject.Connection
     
    On Error Resume Next
    
    'If the table already exists, delete it
    cat.Tables.Delete "tblInvoice"
    On Error GoTo 0
    
    'Create the table definition in memory
    Set tbl = New ADOX.Table
    tbl.Name = "tblInvoice"
    
    'Create the new columns
    tbl.Columns.Append "InvoiceNo", adVarChar, 10
    
   
    'Create the remaining columns
    tbl.Columns.Append "InvoiceDate", adDBDate
    tbl.Columns.Append "CustomerID", adInteger
    tbl.Columns.Append "Comments", adVarChar, 50
    Debug.Print tbl.Name
    'Append the new table to the collection
 
    cat.Tables.Append tbl   'Error occurs here
    
  
    
    cat.Tables.Refresh
    Application.RefreshDatabaseWindow
    
    'Clean up
    cat.ActiveConnection = Nothing
    Set tbl = Nothing
    Set cat = Nothing
    
 
End Sub

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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try this

Public Sub CreateInvoiceTable()
    Dim cat As ADOX.Catalog
    Dim tbl As ADOX.Table
   
    'Create and connect a catalog object
    Set cat = New ADOX.Catalog
    cat.ActiveConnection = CurrentProject.Connection
     
    On Error Resume Next
   
    'If the table already exists, delete it
    cat.Tables.Delete "tblInvoice"
    On Error GoTo 0
   
    'Create the table definition in memory
    Set tbl = New ADOX.Table
    tbl.Name = "tblInvoice"
   
    'Create the new columns
    tbl.Columns.Append "InvoiceNo", adVarWChar, 10
   
   
    'Create the remaining columns
    tbl.Columns.Append "InvoiceDate", adDate
    tbl.Columns.Append "CustomerID", adInteger
    tbl.Columns.Append "Comments", adVarWChar, 50
    Debug.Print tbl.Name
    'Append the new table to the collection
 
    cat.Tables.Append tbl   'Error occurs here
   
 
   
    cat.Tables.Refresh
    Application.RefreshDatabaseWindow
   
    'Clean up
    cat.ActiveConnection = Nothing
    Set tbl = Nothing
    Set cat = Nothing
   
 
End Sub
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by:chtullu135
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I ran the code you sent and it works.  I did a line by line comparison with my code and could find no difference.  I must be missing something.
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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the lines with '<<<<<  were changed

   tbl.Columns.Append "InvoiceNo", adVarChar, 10      '<<<<<<
   
   
    'Create the remaining columns
    tbl.Columns.Append "InvoiceDate", adDBDate         '<<<<<<
    tbl.Columns.Append "CustomerID", adInteger
    tbl.Columns.Append "Comments", adVarChar, 50    '<<<<<<
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by:chtullu135
ID: 21861544
Thanks for the info.  To be honest I've never run across adVarWChar before.  I'll research it.  Thanks again
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