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How to update a recordset with a string variable as the column name

Posted on 2011-03-21
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Using Access VBA I have the following code:

        For Each i In squares
            updating = CStr(i)
            currValue = Nz(mrs![0])
            If currValue = "" Then currValue = 0
            mrs.Edit
            mrs!updating = currValue + 1
            mrs.Update
        Next

my recordset is quite large, it has 255 columns.  The i value I have here is the column name I am looking for (a number).  when I do mrs!updating it doesn't seem to like it.  Is there away to do this?  I cant explicitly write out each column name because there are so many but the array has what I need to update and how many to add to each column.

Thanks, hope that makes sense.
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        For Each i In squares
            updating = CStr(i)
            currValue = Nz(mrs![0])
            If currValue = "" Then currValue = 0
            mrs.Edit
            mrs(updating) = currValue + 1
            mrs.Update
        Next

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thanks!!
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