dlookup function gives error, you cancelled the previous opertation

have a simple database of state names and 2char

state is a text string          
   state = LTrim(Mid(address, (newpos1 + 1), newpos2 - newpos1))
                 Me.ManagerState = state ' post state
'now I want to get the  2 character code
                 stcode = DLookup("code", "tblstatecodes", "name = " & state)
                  Me.ManagerState = stcode ' post 2char code

problem is 1. does not work, dlookup gives error you cancelled the previous opertation

the problem is in the crtiteria statement
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stcode = DLookup("code", "tblstatecodes", "name = '" & state & "'")
Assuming [state] and [name] are text fields
You need to delimit text with quotes like this:

stcode = DLookup("code", "tblstatecodes", "name = '" & state & "'")
Also, since Name is a reserved word, use square brackets around it:

stcode = DLookup("code", "tblstatecodes", "[name] = '" & state & "'")


stcode = DLookup("code", "tblstatecodes", "[name] = " & chr(34) &  state & chr(34))

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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
...yeah, I hate that cryptic error though...

You had two different people helping you here, and we had very similar comments.  The points wound up split between two of my comments, with me getting all of the points.  Did you intend to divide the points between me and Jerry?
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