Excel VBA Error Run time error '3709':" The connection cannot be used to perform this operation. "

I am trying to connect to Oracle DB and execute SQL dynamically, but getting following error at run time:
Run-time error '3709':
The connection cannot be used to perform this operation.  It is either closed or invalid in this context."

PLease find the logic below

Sub Button1_Click()
Dim con As ADODB.Connection
Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset
Dim sqlstr As String
Dim strconn As String
Dim ref_no As String

    ' open connection
    Set con = New ADODB.Connection
    strconn = "Driver={Oracle in OraClient 11g_home2}; Data Source = ARGPRO; uid=TCS_SUKAST; pwd=tcs_sukant;"
    con.Open strconn
    'MsgBox (con.State)
    ref_no = Sheet1.Cells(2, 1).Value
        sqlstr = "SELECT  cm.case_num, to_char(cm.init_rept_date,'DD-MON-YYYY') init_rept, cp.product_name,  "
        sqlstr = sqlstr & "         (SELECT  type_desc FROM    argus_app.lm_ref_types lrt WHERE   lrt.ref_type_id = cr.ref_type_id ) ref_typ, "
        sqlstr = sqlstr & "         cr.ref_no ref_n, (SELECT  'Code: ' || lat.action_type ||'   Description: '||ca.description  "
        sqlstr = sqlstr & "         ||'   Date Open: '||ca.date_open ||'   Date Completed: '|| ca.date_done "
        sqlstr = sqlstr & "         FROM    case_actions ca, lm_action_item_type lat WHERE   cm.case_id = ca.case_id (+) AND     lat.action_type_id = ca.code "
        sqlstr = sqlstr & "         AND     upper(lat.action_type) = 'DELETION - BEFORE SUBMISSION' ) act_item "
        sqlstr = sqlstr & "      FROM    case_reference cr, case_master cm, v$case_primary_suspect_product cp"
        sqlstr = sqlstr & "         WHERE   cm.case_id = cr.case_id (+) AND     cm.case_id = cp.case_id AND cr.ref_no like '%" & ref_no & "%' "
    Sheet1.Cells(1, 2) = sqlstr
    Set rs = New ADODB.Recordset
    rs.CursorLocation = adUseClient
    'rs.CursorType = adOpenStatic
    'rs.LockType = adLockBatchOptimistic
    rs.Open sqlstr
    MsgBox (rs.MaxRecords)
    'MsgBox (con.State)
End Sub

kindly help me resolve this issue ASAP.

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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
You need to change this line in your code...

rs.Open sqlstr

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To this...

rs.Open sqlstr,con

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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Basis of the problem that he specified and the amendments which i gave to him..His code will work for sure as he wasn't using connecting string when he is running the code..
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