Using a sql stored proc as an access combobox rowsource

So, I am trying, as the title suggests, to use a SQL stored proc as the rowsource for a combobox, and I am having a great deal of difficulty.  Here is the latest code I have tried:

Private Sub Form_Load()

    Dim conn As ADODB.Connection
    Set conn = SQLConnection()

    conn.Open

    Me!cboProject.RowSource = "EXEC Ren.up_RenManJobSelect"

    conn.Close
   
End Sub

I have also attempted to use a recordset, but that didn't work either.  Is there something I am missing?
mjelecAsked:
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Connect With a Mentor Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
If the data is static you can use the AddItem method of a combo.

Set the RowSourceType to "Value List", then do this:


   Dim conn As ADODB.Connection
    Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset
    Set conn = SQLConnection()

    conn.Open

    Set rs = conn.Execute("EXEC Ren.up_RenManJobSelect")

    Do Until rs.EOF
    	YourCombo.AddItem rs("JobNo")
    	rs.MoveNext
    Wend

    conn.Close

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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Connect With a Mentor Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Does your STored Proc return a recordset?

If so:

Dim conn As ADODB.Connection
    Set conn = SQLConnection()

    conn.Open
    Dim rst As New ADODB.Recordset
    Set rst = conn.execute "EXEC Ren.up_renManJobSelect"
   
    Me!cboProject.Recordset = rst

    conn.Close
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mjelecAuthor Commented:
It does, and I had tried something like what you have suggested, but without the conn.execute part.

When I tried what you posted, and added parens around the "EXEC Ren.up_RenManJobSelect", I get an "Object doesn't support this property or method" error on the

Me!cboProject.Recordset = rst

line.

I tried to change it to

Me!cboProject.RowSource = rst

but that didn't work either.
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Please post your Stored Procedure.
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mjelecAuthor Commented:
ALTER PROC [Ren].[up_RenManJobSelect] @Action INT = 0
AS
    IF @Action = 0
        BEGIN
            SELECT  LTRIM(JMMCU) AS JobNo ,
                    JMDL01 AS JobDesc
            FROM    JDE.dbo.F5600006 J
            WHERE   JMRP07 = 81
                    AND JMSTYL LIKE 'J_'
                    AND ( JMRP25 = ''
                          OR RIGHT(JMMCU, 2) = RIGHT(RTRIM(JMRP25), 2)
                        )
        END
    ELSE
        BEGIN
            SELECT  Job AS UserJob
            FROM    MJE.Master.Users U
                    JOIN ( SELECT   LTRIM(JMMCU) AS JobNo ,
                                    JMDL01 AS JobDesc
                           FROM     JDE.dbo.F5600006 J
                           WHERE    JMRP07 = 81
                                    AND JMSTYL LIKE 'J_'
                                    AND ( JMRP25 = ''
                                          OR RIGHT(JMMCU, 2) = RIGHT(RTRIM(JMRP25),
                                                              2)
                                        )
                         ) J ON U.Job = J.JobNo
            WHERE   U.DomainUserID = SYSTEM_USER      
        END
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
It looks like the stored procedure is fine.  Please post your VB code as it stands now, so that we can see why it is failing.
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mjelecAuthor Commented:
Private Sub Form_Load()

    Dim conn As ADODB.Connection
    Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
    Set conn = SQLConnection()

    conn.Open

    Set rs = conn.Execute("EXEC Ren.up_RenManJobSelect")

    Me!cboProject.Recordset = rs

    conn.Close
   
End Sub

And the error I get is Run-time '438':

Object doesn't support this property or method
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Anthony PerkinsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Assuming that the error occurs on the line Me!cboProject.Recordset = rs and forgive me if I am wrong, I have never used MS Access before, but a Recordset is an object so I believe it should be:
Set Me!cboProject.Recordset = rs

Having said, you should also know that your recordset is what is called a fire hose (forward only, read only) and this type of recordset may not be supported by the combo box.  

I can show you how you can retrieve the values from the recordset if that is any help.  At least this way you know it is returning the right results.

Unrelated but this:
Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
Should be:
Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset

As the connection's Execute method instantiates a new object and therefore no need to instantiate one first.
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mjelecAuthor Commented:
So, I added Set to the line of code you recommended, and I get a different error now:

Run-time error '7965':

The object you entered is not a valid Recordset property.

Here is the current code:

Private Sub Form_Load()

    Dim conn As ADODB.Connection
    Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset
    Set conn = SQLConnection()

    conn.Open

    Set rs = conn.Execute("EXEC Ren.up_RenManJobSelect")

    Set Me!cboProject.Recordset = rs

    conn.Close
   
End Sub

The error is occurring on the Set Me!cboProject.Recordset = rs line.

I am not certain if a fire hose is what is causing the problem here, but I am open to any advice.  I can say that the data going into the combobox will be static, so the concept of a fire hose seems like it would work.  I have used what I am doing here, or something similar, to populate access forms.  At this point, I am just looking for a good way to get data into a combobox, whether it is similar to this or not.  We are trying to avoid putting the SQL code directly into the VB for Access, to avoid SQL injections and maintain security.  Beyond that, I am open to suggestions.
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Anthony PerkinsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
See if this returns the correct values (untested):
Private Sub Form_Load()

    Dim conn As ADODB.Connection
    Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset
    Set conn = SQLConnection()

    conn.Open

    Set rs = conn.Execute("EXEC Ren.up_RenManJobSelect")

    ' Set Me!cboProject.Recordset = rs
    While Not rs.EOF
    	Debug.Print rs.Fields("JobNo").Value
    	rs.MoveNext
    Wend

    conn.Close
    
End Sub

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If yes, then it is a problem how you are binding to the MS Access combobox.
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mjelecAuthor Commented:
Yes, that works.
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mjelecAuthor Commented:
I did try this at one point, but I was uncertain how to add multiple columns using that method, Scott.  I need both JobNo and JobDesc for each record.
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Dale FyeCommented:
No points please:

          YourCombo.AddItem rs("JobNo") & ";" & rs("JobDesc")

Make sure your combo is setup for 2 columns.
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mjelecAuthor Commented:
Okay, I actually found something that seems to be working, but I would love to get comments and feedback on it, let me know if I am missing anything.

Private Sub Form_Load()

    Dim qdf As DAO.QueryDef
   
    Set qdf = CurrentDb.QueryDefs("Projects")
    qdf.Connect = "ODBC;DRIVER={sql server};DATABASE=MyDb;SERVER=MyServer;Trusted_Connection=Yes;"
    qdf.SQL = "EXEC Ren.up_RenManJobSelect"

    Me.cboProject.RowSource = "Projects"

End Sub
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Connect With a Mentor Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
That method would work as well ...
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