error on vba access function, ByRef

Hello Guys,

I have two function, the first function ask the user to informa a file.txt and then pass the file to the second function that have to open the file.
But access is complaining about it with " incompatible argument byRef"

Please, take a look at my code:

Private Sub Comando0_Click()
  Dim Message, Title, Default, MyValue
  
  If MsgBox("Deseja realmente rodar o script??", vbQuestion + vbYesNo, "Script") = vbYes Then
     Message = "Informe o script"       ' Set prompt.
     Title = "Execução de Script SQL"   ' Set title.
     Default = ""                       ' Set default.
     MyValue = InputBox(Message, Title, Default)
     
     If Trim(MyValue) = "" Then
        MsgBox "Script não informado, será pego o padrão da pasta!", vbOKOnly, "Execução de Script"
     Else
        If Dir(strSourceFile) = vbNullString Then
           MsgBox "Não existe o arquivo de script na pasta padão!", vbOKOnly
        Else
          Call ReadSql(MyValue)
        End If
        
     End If
  End If
End Sub


Public Function ReadSql(arq As String)
   
    Dim intFileDesc As Integer          'File descriptor for output file
    Dim strSourceFile As String         'Full path of source file
    Dim strTextLine As String           'Input buffer


    Set dbs = CurrentDb
    
    If arq = "" Then
       strSourceFile = "c:\access\script.sql"
    Else
       strSourceFile = arq
    End If
    
    If Dir(strSourceFile) = vbNullString Then
       MsgBox "Não existe o arquivo de script na pasta padão!", vbOKOnly
    End If
    
    intFileDesc = FreeFile
    Open strSourceFile For Input As #intFileDesc
    Do While Not EOF(intFileDesc)               ' Loop until end of file.
        Line Input #intFileDesc, strTextLine    ' Read line into buffer
        CurrentDb.Execute strTextLine
    Loop
    Close #intFileDesc    'Close file.
    
    
    Set qdf = Nothing
    Set dbs = Nothing     'Garbage handling before we exit the function

End Function

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Why? How to solve that?
Thanks
Alex
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hidrauAsked:
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als315Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You should always declare type of variable. Add "Option explicit" to any module:
Option Explicit
Private Sub Comando0_Click()
  Dim Message As String, Title As String, Default As String, MyValue As String
  
  If MsgBox("Deseja realmente rodar o script??", vbQuestion + vbYesNo, "Script") = vbYes Then
     Message = "Informe o script"       ' Set prompt.
     Title = "Execução de Script SQL"   ' Set title.
     Default = ""                       ' Set default.
     MyValue = InputBox(Message, Title, Default)
     
     If Trim(MyValue) = "" Then
        MsgBox "Script não informado, será pego o padrão da pasta!", vbOKOnly, "Execução de Script"
     Else
        If Dir(MyValue) = vbNullString Then
           MsgBox "Não existe o arquivo de script na pasta padão!", vbOKOnly
        Else
          Call ReadSql(MyValue)
        End If
        
     End If
  End If
End Sub


Public Function ReadSql(arq As String)
   
    Dim intFileDesc As Integer          'File descriptor for output file
    Dim strSourceFile As String         'Full path of source file
    Dim strTextLine As String           'Input buffer
    Dim dbs As DAO.Database
    'Dim qdf As DAO.Recordset
    Set dbs = CurrentDb
    
    If arq = "" Then
       strSourceFile = "c:\access\script.sql"
    Else
       strSourceFile = arq
    End If
    
    If Dir(strSourceFile) = vbNullString Then
       MsgBox "Não existe o arquivo de script na pasta padão!", vbOKOnly
    End If
    
    intFileDesc = FreeFile
    Open strSourceFile For Input As #intFileDesc
    Do While Not EOF(intFileDesc)               ' Loop until end of file.
        Line Input #intFileDesc, strTextLine    ' Read line into buffer
        CurrentDb.Execute strTextLine
    Loop
    Close #intFileDesc    'Close file.
    
    
    'Set qdf = Nothing
    Set dbs = Nothing     'Garbage handling before we exit the function

End Function

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crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, AccessConnect With a Mentor Remote Training and ProgrammingCommented:
it is complaining because MyValue is a variant (since you did not explicitly define it to be something else), not a string (even though you are assigning a string value)
if you want to keep it as a variant, instead of arq As String in the declaration for ReadSql, use:  
   ByVal arq As variant

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or if you dimension it to be a string, then you can keep As String.  You might still want to use ByVal.  This means a copy of the value will be made in the called procedure and the variable that was sent won't be changed if the called procedure changes it.

You should explicitly declare the data type for every variable, even if it will be a variant (the default if you do not specify something). Also, as recommended by als315, Option Explicit is a good habit.  That helps the compiler catch more mistakes and enables Intellisense to kick in more as you are typing.
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hidrauAuthor Commented:
thanks a lot
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crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, AccessRemote Training and ProgrammingCommented:
you're welcome ~ happy to help
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