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currentproject.connection vs connection string ms access / sql server

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I have a function that was written in DAO against ms access mdb backend that i have converted to sql server backend with linked tables.

I have linked tables.  The function uses transactions which i have already determined to not work with DAO and SQL Server based on experience and research.  So i went about converting to ado.

the transactjon setup was
  Dim NewCheck As New adodb.Recordset
 Set TransTemp = DBEngine.Workspaces(0)
    Set CurDb = TransTemp.Databases(0)
   TransTemp.BeginTrans

i am opening the recordset like this:

      NewCheck.Open sqlstmt, CurrentProject.Connection, adUseClient, adLockBatchOptimistic

 NewCheck.AddNew
       NewCheck![Trans Type] = "Check"
       NewCheck![Account Number] = Account
       NewCheck![Check Number] = NextCheckNum
       NewCheck![Check Date] = Me.Check_Date
       NewCheck![Payee] = ChecksToPay![Supplier Name]
       NewCheck![Supplier Number] = ChecksToPay![Supplier Number]
       NewCheck![Payment Amount] = PmtAmt
       NewCheck![Deposit Amount] = 0
       NewCheck![CurrencyCode] = CurCode
       NewCheck![ExchangeRate] = ExChgRate
       NewCheck![Bill Payment] = True
       NewCheck![Posted] = True
       NewCheck![Memo] = "some memo" ' for SQL Contraint
       NewCheck![Posting GL ID] = "0" ' for SQL Contraint
       NewCheck![Voucher] = "some voucher" ' for SQL Contraint.  this is written later in function


...

 NewCheck.Update
       NewCheck.MoveLast ', NewCheck.LastModified


  TransTemp.CommitTrans


It runs without any error, but does not actually write a new record at all.

Do i need a connection string or will currentproject.connection suffice?  Is the DBEngine.Workspaces(0) workspace even the same workspace as my ado connection??

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by:Kelvin Sparks
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I start with
Dim cnn As ADODB.Connection

Then
Set cnn = CurrentProject.Connection

and finally

NewCheck.Open sqlstmt, CurrentProject.Connection, adUseClient, adLockBatchOptimistic

Have you explicitly Dim'd the connection as ado as you have done with the Recordset?


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by:pressMac
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This looks like you create the cnn object, but then don't use it when opening the recordset.  

NewCheck.Open sqlstmt, cnn, adUseClient, adLockBatchOptimistic.

So i tried it anyway, and then that make another statement break earlier in the code like so:

   ChecksToPay.Open sqlstmt, CurrentProject.Connection

"Run-TIme error '3251', current provider does not support the necessary interface for Index functionality."
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by:pressMac
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PS:  the ChecksToPay is dim'd this way:
  Dim ChecksToPay As New ADODB.Recordset
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by:pressMac
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in this function some of the recordsets opened are in SQL Server, and others are in a local tmp .mdb file.  So the currentproject.connection points to the frontend file that is open.  So how to i open directly without odbc, the sql table and the tmp table?
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There were still some DAO recordsets nested in the transaction.  I removed those and then it worked.
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Other answers to not fix problem.
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