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ms access cannot find the record "|"referred to in your expression

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Hi I do not why am i getting this message " Ms access cnnot find the field " | " referred to in your expression , when i click the save button to save the record. And this happens only when i am about to save the first record, but this does not show up when i add 2 nd record or 3 rd record . it happens only with 1st record.
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Question by:vihaan
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Can you show the code associated with the Save operation ?

mx
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by:vihaan
ID: 34190107
Private Sub button_save_rec_Click()
On Error GoTo Err_button_save_rec_Click


    DoCmd.DoMenuItem acFormBar, acRecordsMenu, acSaveRecord, , acMenuVer70
 
   
Exit_button_save_rec_Click:
    Exit Sub

Err_button_save_rec_Click:
    MsgBox Err.Description
    Resume Exit_button_save_rec_Click
   
End Sub
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by:Rick
ID: 34190129
It sounds like your csv file wasn't imported correctly to its destination table in Access.
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ID: 34190171
Lets try this first.  Since the DoMenuItem commands were depricated more that 10 years ago by Microsoft ... use this to Save a record:

Private Sub button_save_rec_Click()
    Me.Dirty = False ' Save the record
End Sub

Also, do you have *any* code in the Form Before Update event ?

mx
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 34190356

FWIW I've been using the DoMenuItem since A2 days as well and I've seen this pop-up from time to time as a spurious error.    The vertical pipe ( | ) is a place holder for Access to place a field name.

 Never could figure out a rhyme or reason for it popping up.  I just modified my framework code (part of which is below) to ignore it.

 No Points here please.

JimD.


On Error Resume Next
      DoCmd.DoMenuItem A_FORMBAR, A_FILE, A_SAVERECORD

      ' Check for error but skip 2001 and ones caused by Access bugs.
      If Err > 0 And Err <> 2001 And Err <> 2110 And Err <> 2501 And InStr(Error$(Err), "|") = 0 Then
        gstrMBTitle = "Error while saving record."
        gstrMBMsg = "An error occured while trying to save the record."
        gstrMBMsg = gstrMBMsg & Chr$(13) & Chr$(10)
        gstrMBMsg = gstrMBMsg & Chr$(13) & Chr$(10) & "The error was: "
        gstrMBMsg = gstrMBMsg & Chr$(13) & Chr$(10) & "    " & Err & "  " & Error$(Err)
        gstrMBMsg = gstrMBMsg & Chr$(13) & Chr$(10)
        gstrMBMsg = gstrMBMsg & Chr$(13) & Chr$(10) & "Please check all fields and try again."
        gintMBDef = vbOKOnly + vbCritical
        gintMBBeep = True
        gintMBLog = False
        Call DisplayMsgBox
        StdFormCt = False
      Else
        StdFormCt = True
      End If
      On Error GoTo StdFormCt_UnexpectedError

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Private Sub Form_BeforeUpdate(Cancel As Integer)

    'Captures most recent date
    Me.frm_qna_contacts_update_date = Date
   
    'Captures shortname of windows operating system
    Me.frm_qna_contacts_update_user = VBA.Environ("USERNAME")
   
   

End Sub
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ID: 34190480
Question:

Is
frm_qna_contacts_update_date
the Name of a Field in table, a Control or a Form?

Same for

Me.frm_qna_contacts_update_user

You error is most likely occurring on one of these two lines in the BU event.

mx
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by:Helen_Feddema
ID: 34190731
The modern syntax for saving a record is

DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSaveRecord

In my experience, getting that error message referring to a field called "|" often indicates table corruption.  If you open the table and see Chinese characters in some fields, that confirms the diagnosis <g>.
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vihaan:
Check for any possible typos in those two names.
Because you do have code in the BU event, when you attempt to Save, errors will occur in the BU event if "something isn't right"

mx
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by:vihaan
ID: 34190790
Hi, the field names are form field names in BU event .
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Did you check for typos?

Put a breakpoint on the beginning of the BU event ... then single step through (using F8) until the error occurs and see exactly which line it occurs on.

Another syntax you can try:

Private Sub Form_BeforeUpdate(Cancel As Integer)

    'Captures most recent date
    Me("frm_qna_contacts_update_date") = Date
   
    'Captures shortname of windows operating system
    Me("frm_qna_contacts_update_user") = VBA.Environ("USERNAME")

End Sub
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by:vihaan
ID: 34345030
good
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