Recordset using a variable

Posted on 2011-03-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
I have a recordset based off a select query that work fine.  Note:  It will only ever return one record.
When I try to get the data from the record set it works fine if I explicitly tell it the column name as below:
oldDateResult = rs![The Column Name I Want]
But I have a variable which contains the column name which I need to use,
colName = "[The Column Name I want]"
oldDateResult = rs!colName
This doesn't work, says it can't find the column.  I hope I explained it good enough, just need to know how to reference the column name by the use of a variable.

Question by:bvanee1
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by:Michael Vasilevsky
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I don't believe you can dynamically reference a recordset field like that, but you could reference it by index. I.e. you can find out the column with a loop and then reference the index. Just make sure the column name you want exists otherwise you'll have an endless loop!

x = 0
Do Until rst(x).Name = "[The Column Name I want]"
     x = x + 1
oldDateResult = rs(x)


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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
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