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ODBC Fail error adding record to SQL server table (in MS Access)

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I have an Access Linked (To SQL Server) table.
Using VBA I open it as a DAO Recordset, DbOpenDynaset, DBSeeChanges
I add a record  (.AddNew, !Fieldx=1, .Update).  No issues, no errors.  I see it in SQL server.
I attempt to add another record and get ODBC Fail Error.
I tried changing the code to use DoCmd.Execute a query (with DBSeeChanges) that appends the record.  Nada....
I tried all sorts of fixes including closing table and relinking it (In the error trap code).
I added a TimeStamp field to the SQL Table.  (Although existing records, the field appears to be NULL  New record has a value)
DoEvents everywhere.
Nothing works.  Please help!
(This is not simple.  I have Expert level experience with Access and good experience with SQL Server.)
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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What's the error?   3146?  If so, follow the instructions here for modifying your error trapping to get the true error:

How To Get More Information on the ODBC Call Failed Error
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/161288

Jim.

PS.  Thanks for indicating your experience level...sometimes it's very hard to know where to start<g>
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No sense wasting everybody's time.  Thanks Jim.  I will take a look at this one.
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Speaking of wasting time, forgot to mention:  Yes, 3146 error.  "ODBC--call failed."
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Give the man a Gold Star! I am definitely going to put that M$ link in my knowlegebase (lack of knowlege?) !  I guess I am not expert enough.  This is the first time I worked with the Errors collection like this.

I found that there was an index that needed to be updated as well.  This is what I get for changing the design of the database.

THANKS, Jim, for the tip.
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Slam Dunk!
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No problem.  Glad to hear your squared away.

Jim.
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(The more detailed [less obtuse] message from the Errors collection, showed that there was an issue with one of the indexes - a simple fix, really.)  Thanks again.
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