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For the DoCmd.OpenQuery do you have to have a query saved when using VB?

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I have a query in Access VB as follows:

            strCurrentYear = "[Dues '" & Format(Now(), "yy") & "]"
           
            strSQL = NormalSelect & " FROM Table1 " & _
                     "WHERE " & strCurrentYear & " <> 0 ORDER BY Last"
            CurrentDb.QueryDefs("Membership").SQL = strSQL
            DoCmd.OpenQuery "Membership"

It worked fine until 2014 hit.  Then it still displayed last year's information.  I tracked it down to the query that was saved as "Membership".  In there was still the "Dues '13 <>0".  Once I deleted that from the saved query the output was correct.

Seems as though I shouldn't have to do that.  Is there a way to do this such that the advancing years will not have an impact?

For those that are wondering, NormalSelect is defined as "SELECT [First], [Last], Street, City, State, Zip, [Phone #] " just so I don't have to keep typing it over all the time.

Thanks,
Ric
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Question by:Joppa
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Ric,

  Use a querydef object:

  Dim dbCur as DAO.Database
  Dim qryDef as DAO.QueryDef

 Set dbCur = CurrentDB()  
 strCurrentYear = "[Dues '" & Format(Now(), "yy") & "]"
 strSQL = NormalSelect & " FROM Table1 " & _
                     "WHERE " & strCurrentYear & " <> 0 ORDER BY Last"
 Set qryDef = OpenQueryDef("Membership")
 qryDef.Properties("SQL") = strSQL
 qryDef.Close          
 set qrydef = nothing
 set dbCur = nothing

 DoCmd.OpenQuery "Membership"

Jim.
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by:Joppa
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Jim,
  I get a "Sub or Function not defined" error when I go to compile for OpenQueryDef.  I looked around and found that it may be the DAO library was not selected but it was.  Any other ideas on what the problem is?

Thanks,
Ric
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LVL 58
ID: 39778026
Sorry, should be:

Set qryDef = dbCur.OpenQueryDef("Membership")

Jim.
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by:Joppa
ID: 39778247
Jim,

  Can't seem to get ahead of the curve here.  Now I get "Function or Interface Marked as Restricted, or the Function Uses an Automation Type Not Supported in Visual Basic"  I tried to find information on this and it said I have to provide a path to Dao350.dll but I don't have that dll.  I have a reference to DAO 3.6 selected.

Thanks for the help in advance.

Ric
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
ID: 39779050
My apologies; old habits die so hard.

You want:

Set qryDef = dbCur.QueryDefs("Membership")

OpenQueryDef() is the old call (but then I'm a old programmer as well<g>).

Jim.
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by:Joppa
ID: 39779171
Jim,


  Know the feeling.

  That fixed my problem.  Thanks for the help.

Ric
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