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I am listing a large number of fields in an sql statement that is too long for the width of the screen.

I have tried the underscore and  & _ but to no avail

How do you break into the middle of an INSERT INTO statement to create a line break without loosing the correct  syntax

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Question by:DatabaseDek
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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I do it like this:

Dim sql As String

sql = "INSERT INTO MyTable(Col1, Col2, Col3) " _
  & " VALUES(" & Me.tx1 & "," _
  & Me.tx2 & "," _
  & Me.tx3 & ")"

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sql = "INSERT INTO MyTable(Col1, Col2, Col3) " 
sql = sql  & " VALUES(" & Me.tx1 & ","
sql = sql  & Me.tx2 & ","
sql = sql  & Me.tx3 & ")"
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by:chilternPC
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do you mean the statement is in a file?
just let the statement be without line breaks - although it wraps onto the next line there isn't a line break and so should execute ok.
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by:DatabaseDek
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No the problem is entering the long list in the code window

Derek
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by:Norie
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Derek

What code window are you referring to?

Are you trying to execute the INSERT using VBA?
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by:DatabaseDek
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Yes the VBA code window
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by:Norie
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Then Scott's suggestion should work.
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by:DatabaseDek
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Thank you All!!

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