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I need to connect my Access 2010 form with SQL Server 2012 table ”tblMaster”  seating in SQL Server database named “Production_db” .
I would like to use ADO to connect and pull out some records from table” tblMaster”.
For that reason I probably need to initiate reference Microsoft Active X Data Object control  2.8 in MS Access reference settings
I would like to have command button on form which I click and make connection to table in SQL Server database  then select  particular record  from table and then display it on form fields.
 My PC is on company network.
SQL Server database is seating on one company server named Prod_Serv  that is on company network too.
I need code that will be behind this command button.
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Question by:Taras
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by:PatHartman
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Is there some particular reason that you don't want to use a linked table and a bound form?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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If you can't use linked tables, then you must do this:

1. Create an ADO or DAO connection. Since you're dealing with server-based data, ADO would be the better choice, and as you indicate you would need to set a reference to the ADO library:

Dim con As New ADODB.Connection
con.ConnectionString = "Your Connection String"
con.Open

Here's a good resource for connection strings: http://www.connectionstrings.com/sql-server/

2. Create a recordset using that connection:

Dim rst As New ADODB.Recordset
rst.Open "SELECT * FROM SomeTable WHERE IDField=123", con

You should then have the data from "SomeTable" in that recordset, for the defined criteria. You could then use one of several methods to show that data. If it's just a few fields, you could do this:

Me.Textbox1 = rs("Field1")
Me.Textbox2 = rs("Field2")
and so on

If there are a LOT, then you can (a) create textboxs with EXACTLY the same name as the recordset fields and then (b) loop through the Fields collection of the recordset and set the value:

Dim i as Integer
For i = 0 to rs.Fields.Count - 1
  Me.Controls(rs.Fields(i).Name) = rs.fields(i)
Next i
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by:Taras
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Thanks a lot
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