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How To Execute A Select Query With VBA In Excel 2003

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I have the following query in MS Excel VBA 2003.  I keep getting an error message saying cannot execute a SELECT query.  How can I get around this?
Sql = "SELECT Username, Password, ReleaserStatus " & _
             "FROM UserTable " & _
             "WHERE Username = ' " & Sheets("MainPage").txtUName.Value & " ' "
 
db.Execute Sql

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Question by:rgrguric
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Are you trying to get the query results into a recordset?

Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
Set rs = db.OpenRecordset(Sql)
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by:dqmq
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You can't execute a Select query that way because there is nowhere for the output to go.  You need to put the select query inside some sort of object that "knows" how to manage the output.  

What do you want to do with the result set from the select?

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by:Saurabh Singh Teotia
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Did you meant this..?
Saurabh...

Sql = "SELECT Username, Password, ReleaserStatus " & _
             "FROM UserTable " & _
             "WHERE Username =  """ & Sheets("MainPage").txtUName.Value & """;"
             
 
Db.Execute Sql

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by:rgrguric
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Here is the rest of the code.
    Dim db As DAO.Database
    Dim strSQL As String, dbPath As String, var, td As DAO.tabledef
    Sheets("MainPage").Activate
    
    dbPath = "C:\DB.mdb"
    Set db = OpenDatabase(dbPath)
    Sql = "SELECT Username, Password, ReleaserStatus " & _
             "FROM UserTable " & _
             "WHERE Username = ' " & Sheets("MainPage").txtUName.Value & " '"
 
    db.Execute Sql

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by:Eric Sherman
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Where is UserTable stored, is it in an external database???

Try using the   Data ----> Get External Data ----> New Database Query   from the menu in Excel.

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by:rgrguric
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The UserTable is stored in an MS Access Database


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by:Eric Sherman
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>>>>The UserTable is stored in an MS Access Database<<<<<<<

From the top menu in Excel ...

1.) Data ----> Get External Data ----> New Database Query
2.) When the Choose Data Source window opens, select MS Access Database*
3.) Navigate to your database and follow the remaining prompts.


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by:dqmq
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Even if that code SELECT were to run, it doesn't accomplish anything because you are not doing anything with the result set.  I infer it is intended to return a password and release status, but then what?

What action do you want if 0 rows are returned?
What action do you want if 1 row is returned?
What action do  you want if >1 row are returned?

Please explain what you want to do with the result set from the select.
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by:rgrguric
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Right now I'm just trying to open the connection to the database and run a query on the table UserTable to ensure it works.  Setting it up as a recordset appears to be the way to go.
    Dim db As DAO.Database
    Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
    Dim Sql As String, dbPath As String
    
    dbPath = "C:\DB.mdbdb"
    Sheets("MainPage").Activate
    
    Set db = OpenDatabase(dbPath)
    
    Sql = "SELECT Username, Password, ReleaserStatus " & _
             "FROM UserTable"
    
    Set rs = db.OpenRecordset(Sql)
    rs.MoveFirst
        
    MsgBox (rs![UserName] & " " & rs![Password] & " " & rs![ReleaserStatus])

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