Append Query in VBA runtime error 3061

Posted on 2008-10-03
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Last Modified: 2013-11-27
Hi Everyone,

I don't know why this won't work:

Dim rs As Recordset

Set rs = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("SELECT * FROM subPatientGoal WHERE patientID = " & Me.Text49 & " and goaldesc = " & Me.listGoals)

If rs.EOF Then
      DoCmd.OpenQuery "AppendGoals"
   MsgBox "This has already been added as a goal."
End If

Set rs = Nothing

Can anyone help me?  It's urgent!

Question by:jetera
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Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 22634584
Hello jetera,

What is the point of opening the recordset?  You're not actually doing anything with it.

Try declaring rs as DAO.Recordset, and changing the open line to:

Set rs = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("SELECT * FROM subPatientGoal WHERE patientID = '" & Me.Text49 & "' and goaldesc = "' & Me.listGoals & "'")



Author Comment

ID: 22634655
I was using it as a check to see if there is already a record in the table.  

I used your syntax and that part works...thanks :)

Now the rs.eof is not recognizing that their are records...
I thought rs.eof=true meant that no records were returned?  Basically I am checking the table for two values before appending the record.  When I know there are records with those values, it is supposed to go to the "else" statement but it is not doing that.
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Patrick Matthews earned 2000 total points
ID: 22634883
jetera said:
>>I was using it as a check to see if there is already a record in the table.  

OK, I missed that :)

>>Now the rs.eof is not recognizing that their are records...

Before testing the EOF, try:


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