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I have a macro in Access 2010 with several queries. One query has a ODBC connection. when the connection fails for any reason, I want to do something else. Is there a way to detect a failure of a specific query in a macro and do something if it fails or would I have to create a stand alone macro and see if the macro itself fails?

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Jeffrey Coachman earned 500 total points
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Does this absolutely need to be done in a macro (is this a web database?)

This is easy to do in VBA.

You can trap the ODBC error in your error handler:

Sub RunQueries()

On Error GoTo Err_RunQueries

********** Your Code Goes Here **********

Exit_RunQueries:
    Exit Sub

Err_RunQueries:
    'If ODBC error
    If Err.Number = 3146 Then
        'Do Something...?
        Resume Exit_RunQueries
    Else
        MsgBox "There was an error executing the command." _
        & vbCrLf & "Error " & Err.Number & ": " _
        & vbCrLf & Error, vbExclamation
        Resume Exit_RunQueries
    End If

End Sub


But you need to be more specific on what your mysterious "Do something" means...
..as this might not be what you want.

JeffCoachman
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by:LeLeBrown
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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the response. I ended up doing something in VBA like your example.
To explain further:
I have one query that depends on a ODBC connection that creates a Access local table. If the connection is not available (which seems to happen with some frequency), I don't want my code to stop(because it runs on its own - set up as a task in task manager). I created a macro to run this query and called it from VBA. If it fails (I don't care why), I run another macro that makes a table based on the old data copied from the previous day(that doesn't rely on the odbc conn).
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OK, so if my post helped you in some way, then I am happy
;-)
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