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Rowset does not support fetching backward. MS Access 2007 and Javascript

Posted on 2010-09-16
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So I have a Javascript function that I am using to connect to MS Access 2007 dynamically using HTML DOM. Whenever I reach the end of the record set and I move to the previous record, I get an error:

"Rowset does not support fetching backward." Please help fix it!
function fnLoad()	{ 
  strConnect = "DSN=QTPDSN";
  oConn = new ActiveXObject("ADODB.Connection");
  oConn.Open(strConnect);
  rs.CursorType = adOpenDynamic;
  rs.LockType = adLockPessimistic;
  rs.CursorLocation = adUseClient;
  rs=oConn.Execute("SELECT * from PolicyInfo where RCApplied = '" + gRCApplied + "'");
  rs.MoveLast; 
}

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The recordset that .Execute returns will only be read-only with a forward-only cursor.  You will want to use the .Open method of the Recordset object, then you will be able to control the .CursorType etc. (like you are attempting to do) in order to get the ability to traverse forward and backward.

PS> Why the .MoveLast?
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Example line of code (note I am not a Java programmer .. so cut some slack please :) :

function fnLoad()      {
  strConnect = "DSN=QTPDSN";
  oConn = new ActiveXObject("ADODB.Connection");
  rs = new ActiveXObject("ADODB.Recordset");
  oConn.Open(strConnect);
  rs.ActiveConnectio = oConn;
  rs.CursorType = adOpenDynamic;
  rs.LockType = adLockPessimistic;
  rs.CursorLocation = adUseClient;
  rs.Source = "SELECT * from PolicyInfo where RCApplied = '" + gRCApplied + "'";
  rs.Open;
  rs.MoveLast;
}

Also, note that you can pass several arguments in the .Open method ... here is the prototype for the .Open method:

recordset.Open Source, ActiveConnection, CursorType, LockType, Options

More info can be found here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms675544(VS.85).aspx
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by:datAdrenaline
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This ...
rs.ActiveConnectio = oConn

Should be ...
rs.ActiveConnection = oConn

That "Air Code" debugger is not so good at catching typos! :)
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Sorry for accepting your answer late...got caught up. Thanks
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Your welcome! .. Thank you for following up.  Good luck with your project!
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