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Select query for DBF table in Excel VBA throwing Type mismatch

Posted on 2011-02-22
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Hi,

the below code is failing on the last line, it is throwing a type mismatch error between the MaintCause field and the 'Disaster' value.
MaintCause is a 50 character field so it shouldn't have a problem with comparing strings.
May it have something to do with the query needing to built special for a DBF?

Any help greatly appreciated!
Set cn = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
Set rs = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
cn.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=" + root_directory + module_prefix + "\LINES\MAINT\; Extended Properties=DBASE III;"

c1SQL = "Select * from LnMt.dbf Where Maintcause = 'Disaster'"
rs.Open c1SQL, cn, , , adCmdText

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by:pcelba
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It should not report such error.

You may try VFP OLE DB provider: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e1a87d8f-2d58-491f-a0fa-95a3289c5fd4

Connection string: "Provider=vfpoledb;Data Source=d:\MyDataDirectory\;"

http://www.connectionstrings.com/visual-foxpro

and post more details about the errors.
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by:rspahitz
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Can you try the  select statement directly in Access to see if you get the same error?
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Hi guys, sorry for the delay, in Brisbane and internet is not very stable at the moment.

Feel silly but I just tried recreating the table and it started to work, the table is created as a linked table to a application to MapInfo and I believe it may have been corrupt.

Thanks for advice though
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by:AssetFX
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Be careful with MapInfo linked attribute tables
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