Problem with 2nd insert line

Hi,
In Access 2013, I put these
insert into ite_tab (name,ite_name) values('Ite 1','');
insert into ite_tab (name,ite_name) values('Ite 2','');

in the query. But I get the error shown in the figure
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HuaMin ChenSystem AnalystAsked:
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QlemoConnect With a Mentor Batchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
If I recall correctly, you can use UNION if used that way:
insert into ite_tab (fld_name,ite_name) select * from
(select 'Ite 1' as [fld_name],NULL as [ite_name] from ite_tab
union all
select 'Ite 2' as [fld_name],NULL as [ite_name] from ite_tab) x

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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
You'll have to execute each INSERT individually (two strings, two commands) instead of both as one string.
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Pratima_PharandeCommented:
With Access SQL you can't combine two INSERT statements. You could run each of them separately.

 But if you need to do it with a single statement, you will need to use a more complex query  like below

INSERT INTO ite_tab
SELECT 'Ite 1',''
FROM Dual
UNION ALL
SELECT 'Ite 2',''
FROM Dual;
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HuaMin ChenSystem AnalystAuthor Commented:
Sorry  Pratima, I get

"Syntax error in FROM clause" due to the following

insert into ite_tab (name,ite_name) select 'Ite 1','' FROm dual
union all select 'Ite 2','' FROm dual
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Bill RossCommented:
Create 2 queries - one for each insert statement as this would be clearer.  You also are using the field name which is a reserved word in MS Access so surround it with [].  Lastly, no need to insert an empty string into ite_name.  Leave  it out,

Query1 SQL
insert into ite_tab ([name]) values('Ite 1');

Query2 SQL
insert into ite_tab ([name]) values('Ite 2');

If you must use just one query then:

INSERT INTO ite_tab
SELECT 'Ite 1' as [Name] from ite_tab
UNION ALL
SELECT 'Ite 2' as [Name] from ite_tab;

Regards,

Bill
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HuaMin ChenSystem AnalystAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I still get the same error - "Syntax error in FROM clause", due to this

insert into ite_tab ([name],[ite_name]) select 'Ite 1' as [name],'' as [ite_name] from ite_tab
union all select 'Ite 2' as [name],'' as [ite_name] from ite_tab
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Bill RossCommented:
Your syntax is still incorrect.  Try to duplicate it exactly as shown below and above.

INSERT INTO ite_tab
SELECT 'Ite 1' as [Name] from ite_tab
UNION ALL
SELECT 'Ite 2' as [Name] from ite_tab;

Regards,

Bill
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HuaMin ChenSystem AnalystAuthor Commented:
But I want to insert into 2 columns in the table.
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Bill RossCommented:
Hi,

Did you try the code?

Inserting empty data into a column happens automatically when you insert the record.  It is like not inserting anything at all into the column and is not necessary.  In any case if you want to insert blank data into a second column change the SQL statement to:

INSERT INTO ite_tab
SELECT 'Ite 1' as [Name], NULL as [ite_name] from ite_tab
UNION ALL
SELECT 'Ite 2' as [Name], NULL as [ite_name] from ite_tab;

This will give the same result as the prior code.

Regards,

Bill
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HuaMin ChenSystem AnalystAuthor Commented:
Many thanks all.
Sorry, I still get the same error due to this
insert into ite_tab (fld_name,ite_name) select 'Ite 1' as [fld_name],NULL as [ite_name] from ite_tab
union all select 'Ite 2' as [fld_name],NULL as [ite_name] from ite_tab

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after having adjusted the table column name from name to fld_name.
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Bill RossCommented:
Hi,

I was wrong.  

You cannot combine INSERT and UNION queries in the same SQL statement.  Qlemo is correct above.

This is by definition.  

You will need to run 2 queries per my original answer above.  You could also create a VBA or macro to do the work.

Regards,

Bill
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Bill RossCommented:
Hi Qlemo,

That does not work in MS Access.  It works is SQL Server but the query generator in MS Access causes a parameter failure.

Regards,

Bill
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HuaMin ChenSystem AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot to all.
Bill,
do you have more details to use VBA to do the same thing?
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Bill RossCommented:
Hi,

Sure.  Open any module or create a new one.  Enter the following:

Public Sub RunMyQueries()
  DoCmd.SetWarnings False
  DoCmd.OpenQuery "Query1"
  DoCmd.OpenQuery "Query2"
  DoCmd.SetWarnings True
End Sub

This will create a public subroutine that can be called with a button on a form or in a macro, etc.

It turns off the warning messages, runs the queries and turns the warnings back on.

You could also just add the 4 lines to the OnClick event on a form.

Regards,

Bill
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HuaMin ChenSystem AnalystAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I've got

run-time error '7873'

when trying to run this
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Public Sub RunMyQueries()
  DoCmd.SetWarnings False
  DoCmd.OpenQuery "insert into ite_tab (fld_name,ite_name) select 'Ite 1' as [fld_name],NULL as [ite_name] from ite_tab"
  DoCmd.SetWarnings True
End Sub

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Bill RossConnect With a Mentor Commented:
HI,

Is there some reason you do not want to save the query?  The OpenQuery command requires a saved Query.

The correct syntax if you want to run the SQL statement is:

Public Sub RunMyQueries()
  DoCmd.SetWarnings False
  DoCmd.RunSQL "insert into ite_tab (fld_name,ite_name) VALUES ('Ite 1',NULL);"
  DoCmd.SetWarnings True
End Sub
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