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Posted on 2010-09-14
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Hi Experts,

Im trying to add the following code to the after update command of a dropdown menu.

DoCmd.RunSQL "INSERT INTO PSNForFilter([PSN]) VALUES([Student reference]) FROM UNITE_MIS_ENROL WHERE [Class reference] = '" & Me.[course_dropdown] & "'"

The run-time error I get is 3137 missing semicolon (;) at end of SQL statement. If i put the semicolon in there then it gives a compile error?

Many Thanks,
Dean
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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you won't use VALUES when you do a SELECT:

DoCmd.RunSQL "INSERT INTO PSNForFilter([PSN]) SELECT [Student reference] FROM UNITE_MIS_ENROL WHERE [Class reference] = '" & Me.[course_dropdown] & "'"

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DoCmd.RunSQL  "INSERT INTO PSNForFilter([PSN]) VALUES([Student reference]) FROM UNITE_MIS_ENROL WHERE [Class reference] = '" & Me.[course_dropdown] & "' ;"

is this giving you compile error???
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by:deanlee17
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Thanks very much Angel, that worked perfectly.
Santos: I didnt try your solution because angelll suggested VALUES was not required. But thank you for taking the time to reply.

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