Vbscript to prevent MS access duplicate entries

Hello,

I am trying to write a .vbs script that will add records to an access database. I can do that part alright however, I want to prevent a duplicates from being added.

If, in Access, i just don't allow duplicates, the vbscript will kick back an error about duplicates however I want the script to check if there is a duplicate and silently dismiss the error and stop processing. If there are no duplicates for that field in the database I want the script to add the fields.

My code to add the records is below. I want the script to check the database for the order number value being duplicate and if so just have msgbox say record already added or a record already added "overwrite existing record"

Many thanks
const adOpenStatic = 3
 const adLockOptimistic = 3
dim strcon
strcon ="DSN=PickPack"
Set objConnection = CreateObject ("ADODB.Connection")
Set objRecordSet = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
dbasename = "M:\Mas200Customizations\PickPackDatabase\PickPack.mdb"
tblename = "PickPack"
objConnection.Open strcon

objRecordSet.Open "SELECT * FROM " & tblename , objConnection, adOpenStatic, adLockOptimistic

objRecordSet.AddNew()
objRecordSet.Fields.Item("OrderNumber").Value = SO_Shipping_bus_InvoiceNo
objRecordSet.Fields.Item("Picker").Value = SO_Shipping_bus_UDF_Picker
objRecordSet.Fields.Item("Packer").Value = SO_Shipping_bus_UDF_Shipper
objRecordSet.Fields.Item("Shipper").Value = SO_Shipping_bus_ShipperID
objRecordSet.Update()
objRecordSet.Close()
objConnection.Close()

Msgbox "Shipper,Picker, and Packer Successfully Added To Database!"

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badgermikeAsked:
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Connect With a Mentor Commented:
try this



const adOpenStatic = 3
 const adLockOptimistic = 3
dim strcon
strcon ="DSN=PickPack"
Set objConnection = CreateObject ("ADODB.Connection")
Set objRecordSet = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
'add this
Set objChkRecordSet = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
dbasename = "M:\Mas200Customizations\PickPackDatabase\PickPack.mdb"
tblename = "PickPack"
objConnection.Open strcon

objRecordSet.Open "SELECT * FROM " & tblename , objConnection, adOpenStatic, adLockOptimistic
'add this
objChkRecordSet.open "select * from " & tblname & " where OrderNumber='" & SO_Shipping_bus_InvoiceNo & "'", objConnection

if not objChkRecordSet.eof then
 if (Msgbox ("Record already added or a record already added ""overwrite existing record""!",vbyesno))= vbno then
objChkRecordSet.Close()
exit sub
end if

objRecordSet.AddNew()
objRecordSet.Fields.Item("OrderNumber").Value = SO_Shipping_bus_InvoiceNo
objRecordSet.Fields.Item("Picker").Value = SO_Shipping_bus_UDF_Picker
objRecordSet.Fields.Item("Packer").Value = SO_Shipping_bus_UDF_Shipper
objRecordSet.Fields.Item("Shipper").Value = SO_Shipping_bus_ShipperID
objRecordSet.Update()
objRecordSet.Close()
objConnection.Close()

Msgbox "Shipper,Picker, and Packer Successfully Added To Database!"

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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
The problem with that aproach is that IF it is a multi user application and more than one person tries to post the same entry for any reason at the same time, it "Could" be allowed. You have no transaction locking to stop it. You could do your check, person B do their check and then you create a record and then person B creates a record.

You would be far better off using the databases own check methids and have a unique key and do correct error checking. It is in proncipal no different but it is a lot more accurate.
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Neil RussellConnect With a Mentor Technical Development LeadCommented:
Also to speed things up use..

objRecordSet.Open "SELECT * FROM " & tblename & " WHERE 1=0", objConnection, adOpenStatic, adLockOptimistic

instead of

objRecordSet.Open "SELECT * FROM " & tblename , objConnection, adOpenStatic, adLockOptimistic

This will return an empty recordset and as you are adding and not using any of the selected data you dont want 50,000 records returned in the query.
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badgermikeAuthor Commented:
Thank you both!

I think this will work perfectly as this script is linked to a custom button in our ERP software on our shipping module in which only one person uses.
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