Getting Datatype Mismatch in my DLookup

Posted on 2011-03-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have the following DLookup and I keep a "Datatype Mismatch" error.

Me.Possible_Score = DLookup("[Possible Score]", "tblEnrollment_QualCriteriaReview", "[Subcode] = '" & Left([cboQualRevCriteria], 5) & "' And [Region] = '" & [Region] & "'")

What is wrong?


Question by:gdunn59
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Try to change [Subcode] =
[Subcode] Like

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That error usually means you're getting a mismatch between, say, a numeric value and a text value. For example, is the [Subcode] field numeric and the first 5 characters are supposed to be, but perhaps include something that has an "o" instead of a zero in it?

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 Left([cboQualRevCriteria], 5

is that string data or number data?

If it is a number then use CInt( Left([cboQualRevCriteria], 5)
if its alphanumeric try Chr(34) &  Left([cboQualRevCriteria], 5) & chr(34)

chr(34) is quotation marks "

I like Chr(34) & somestringvariable & chr(34) better than trying to get double sets of quotes to work.
Less frustration and easier to troubleshoot
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gdunn59 earned 0 total points
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I couldn't get it to work with any of the suggestions, so I just tried a different route.

Thanks everyone.

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It's ok if you went a different route, but post up what you did do.
That way everyone who may happen to google across your question finds an answer.


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None of the other solutions worked, so I tried something else.  Thanks everyone for your assistance though!

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