using external filepath within the DCOUNT

is it possible to use something like an "In" statement within the DCOUNT funciton, if so what is the proper syntax

        i = DCount("RecordLock", "tblInvoice", "ContractNumber =" & Chr(34) & _
                    gContractID & Chr(34) & " and RecordLock = 0")

I want to change the database source from local to an external mdb.
        i = DCount("RecordLock", "tblInvoice IN '\\filepath\mdbname.mdb", "ContractNumber =" & Chr(34) & _
                    gContractID & Chr(34) & " and RecordLock = 0")
Karen SchaeferBI ANALYSTAsked:
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mbizupCommented:
That won't work in a DCount afaik.

However, you can set up and save a query as qryInvoice:

Select * From tblInvoice IN '\\filepath\mdbname.mdb'

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And run your dCount against that query:

 
i = DCount("RecordLock", "qryInvoice", "ContractNumber =" & Chr(34) & _
                    gContractID & Chr(34) & " and RecordLock = 0")

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Alternatively, embed the select statement in VBA and use recordset code instead of DCount.
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Karen SchaeferBI ANALYSTAuthor Commented:
THANKS FOR GREAT ASSIST, that did it simplified my code - since I need to change all my recordsets and sql strings to look at either local tables or external tables.
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