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ODBC Call Failed when writing from MS Access to SQL Server Tables

Posted on 2014-07-25
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Hi all,

Following code creates a ODBC --Call Failed error. Works on some machines / fails on others - all on same network/same server.

Dim dbs As DAO.Database
Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
Dim strSQL As String
Dim CurrentDate As Date

CurrentDate = Date

   Set dbs = CurrentDb
   strSQL = "SELECT * FROM dbo_usrClockCards"
   Set rst = dbs.OpenRecordset(strSQL, dbOpenDynaset, dbSeeChanges)

   rst.AddNew
   rst!userID = Me.txtUserID
   rst!ClockDate = CurrentDate
   rst!ClockTime = Format(Now, "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss")
   rst!ClockTypeID = 1
   rst.Update
   rst.Close

Set rst = Nothing
Set dbs = Nothing
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Question by:SeanNij
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Add some additional error handling as show here (enumerate the errors collection):

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

 to make sure your getting all the errors.  usually the first is a generic one (3146), which doesn't tell you anything.

Once you have those, you usually have a good idea of what's causing the problem.

Jim.
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by:Leo Alexander
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You write that it works on some machines and not others... same version of Access? Have you tried to do a compile and/or repair and compact?

Also,

dbo_usrClockCards

Is the ODBC connection setup properly for the above table? i.e. are you able to open that table from access within the Navigation Pane?
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by:SeanNij
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Jim, Thanks.

Sent me in the right direction. Got some other nebulous "ODBC Optional Feature not implemented" message. Turns out to be field type on the SQL Tables.
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