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Reserved word in SELECT statement

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CurrentDb.Execute "SELECT ZONE.CITY as ORIGIN_CITY ZONE.PROVINCE as ORIGIN_PROVINCE ZONE.CPCOMBO, ZONE.[ROUTING TERMINAL], ZONE.TCOMBI, ZONE.[ZONE], ZONE.[MIN], ZONE.[LTL], ZONE.[500], ZONE.[1M], ZONE.[2M], ZONE.[5M], ZONE.[10M], ZONE.[20M] INTO getOriginBeyond FROM [ZONE] WHERE ZONE.CPCOMBO=" & Chr(34) & cpccombo & Chr(34) & " AND ZONE.[ZONE]=" & Chr(34) & "BEYOND" & Chr(34), dbFailOnError

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Hi,

I am getting Error3141: The select statement includes a reserved word or an argument name...

I tried breaking my head over 30 mins on this. No clue where there is a reserved word is being used. I already put "[ ]" over reserved words such as "Min" and such.

Any help is much appreciated!

Thanks!
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ZONE is a reserved word for the ACE/Jet database engine.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access-help/access-2007-reserved-words-and-symbols-HA010030643.aspx

Check out the section titled "Access database engine reserved words"
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SELECT ZONE.CITY as ORIGIN_CITY,  ZONE.PROVINCE as ORIGIN_PROVINCE ZONE.CPCOMBO,
  looks like a comma was missing   ^^^
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Just in case you are not using the JET database engine, here is the list for Jet 4.0:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321266
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Amazing also that ZONE is a Reserved Word ... but I doubt that is the problem.


SELECT ZONE.CITY as ORIGIN_CITY, ZONE.PROVINCE as ORIGIN_PROVINCE ZONE.CPCOMBO,
    ZONE.[ROUTING TERMINAL],
    ZONE.TCOMBI,
    ZONE.[ZONE],
    ZONE.[MIN],
    ZONE.[LTL],
    ZONE.[500],
    ZONE.[1M],
    ZONE.[2M],
    ZONE.[5M],
    ZONE.[10M],
    ZONE.[20M]

INTO getOriginBeyond

FROM [ZONE]

WHERE ZONE.CPCOMBO=" & Chr(34) & cpccombo & Chr(34) & "
        AND ZONE.[ZONE]=" & Chr(34) & "BEYOND" & Chr(34),
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Another comment ...

... CurrentDb.Execute can't be used for a SELECT statement.  Use CurrentDb.OpenRecordset
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>>  INTO getOriginBeyond

Easy to miss ...

mx
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OP has posted a couple of times already ... and the INTO seems easy to miss ... but it's not a Select query.

mx
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Sorry ... I missed the INTO keyword :-s ... so .Execute is good :) ...

In this case, I would likely alias the ZONE source, and drop the source qualifier for your fields since you don't really need that when you have a singular source.

SELECT CITY as ORIGIN_CITY,
    PROVINCE as ORIGIN_PROVINCE,
    CPCOMBO,
    [ROUTING TERMINAL],
    TCOMBI,
    [ZONE],
    [MIN],
    [LTL],
    [500],
    [1M],
    [2M],
    [5M],
    [10M],
    [20M]

INTO getOriginBeyond

FROM [ZONE] As aZone

WHERE CPCOMBO="somestring"
        AND [ZONE]="BEYOND"

{note: that above is a sample of the resolved SQL statement after the concatenation expression}
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I'm pretty sure the missing comma is the issue ..

SELECT ZONE.CITY as ORIGIN_CITY   ZONE.PROVINCE as ORIGIN_PROVINCE ZONE.CPCOMBO, ZONE.
no comma here .................................^^
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Mx ... yes I caught the INTO from your second post (36551837) :) ... I failed to scroll horizontally  :-s
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I HATE the code window for that reason ... No Word Wrap.  Hello !!!!!!

mx
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Mx,

I would think the error would be different if the comma was the issue, maybe 'Missing Operator" or something like that.
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Well ... the missing comma is just before ZONE ... who knows ....?

mx
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It worked. Comma is the problem. I've used this before for different query and it worked fine which is what made me go crazy :/

Thanks all!

Have a great weekend!
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Yeah ... somehow ... the missing comma got wrapped into the ZONE reserved gig ... go figure.

mx
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True ... AND ... I just created a Table object named Zone with a Field named Zone and did a SELECT .. INTO with CurrentDb.Execute {and made no provisions for treating Zone as a reserved word} in the hopes of duplicating the error message ... but nope ... all worked just fine when running from VBA  (A2010/64bit).

.. So .. by adding the comma and treating Zone as a reserved word will hopefully solve the issue for the OP.
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Cool! ... Glad you got it sorted! ... amazing how things manifest themselves!
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In general, I think the Reserved Word gig is a bit overrated ... at least in SQL ... ie, doesn't seem to cause that many problems per se.

mx
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