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Posted on 2013-12-13
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I have the following code that fires in the NotInList Event for my combobox but when someone enters a name with a ' in it I get a run-time error. How can I fix my code to allow for characters?

Dim strsql As String
Dim i As Integer
Dim Msg As String
Dim s As String

'Exit this sub if the combo box is cleared
If NewData = "" Then Exit Sub


Msg = "'" & NewData & "' is not currently in the list." & vbCr & vbCr
Msg = Msg & "Do you want to add it?"

i = MsgBox(Msg, vbQuestion + vbYesNo, "Unknown Item...")
strsql = fProperCase(NewData, 1)
If i = vbYes Then
s = fProperCase(NewData, 1)
strsql = "INSERT INTO tblCompany(CompanyName) " _
& " SELECT '" & s & "';"

CurrentDb.Execute strsql, dbFailOnError
Response = acDataErrAdded
Else
Response = acDataErrContinue
Me.Undo
End If

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Question by:Lawrence Salvucci
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by:Rgonzo1971
ID: 39716939
Hi,

use  Replace(strSQL,"'","''")

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by:Lawrence Salvucci
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do I put that on both lines where it says strSQL?
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Rgonzo1971 earned 1200 total points
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Hi

Actually No I would do it like this

If NewData = "" Then Exit Sub
NewData = Replace(NewData ,"'","''") 

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by:PatHartman
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ID: 39717068
Use double quotes as the delimiter rather than single quotes.  To make this easy for myself, I always create a public constant I can use.

Public Const QUOTE = """"

Then
strsql = "INSERT INTO tblCompany(CompanyName) " _
& " SELECT '" & s & "';"

Becomes

strsql = "INSERT INTO tblCompany(CompanyName) " _
& " SELECT " & QUOTE & s & QUOTE & ";"
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