Solved

Using ADODB connects ok, but get "Object doesn't support this property or method"

Posted on 2016-10-19
9
34 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-07
See my sample code below. I can connect, and all looks good until I get the run-time errormessage when trying to get USER_NAME from r in line 11.

Sub testSql()
    Dim myConnection, myRecord, x, password
    password = InputBox("Passord: ")
    Set myConnection = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
    myConnection.Open "Driver={Microsoft ODBC for Oracle};" & "Server=(DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS_LIST=(ADDRESS =(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST = 10.5.159.184)(PORT = 1541)))(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVICE_NAME=tiaqat)));" & "Uid=ive;" & "Pwd=" & password & ";"
    Set myRecord = CreateObject("ADODB.recordset")
    Sql = "SELECT * FROM TOP_USER"
    myRecord.Open Sql, myConnection
    For Each r In myRecord.Fields
       x = r.USER_NAME
    Next
End Sub

Open in new window

Then I am getting a 438-Object doesn't support this property or method-error. I am able to connect and do all sorts of stuff with the same connect string when I use e.g. PL/SQL-developer...

Thx!

Brgds
IVer
0
Comment
Question by:IverErling
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 33

Assisted Solution

by:ste5an
ste5an earned 500 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41849828
It's  x = r![USER_NAME] or x = r.Fields("USER_NAME").
1
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:xtermie
ID: 41849852
The x variable in your code will be a Field object. A field object does not have an id property hence the error. I suspect that user name is actually the name of the fields you want to use. Hence your code should look like ste5an's suggestion

You could also try changing your open to

myConnection.Open "SELECT USER_NAME FROM TOP_USER", db  
...
Server.URLEncode(myConnection("USER_NAME"))
...
and make your code smaller and only include the fields you need, andnever send unencoded data directly from the DB.
0
 

Author Comment

by:IverErling
ID: 41849945
ste5an:

Thanks, but

x = r![USER_NAME] gives me the following error:

Run-time error 450: Wrong number of arguments or invalid property assignment

x = r.Fields("USER_NAME")  gives me the following error:

Run-time error 438: Object doesn't support this property or method.

xtermie:

Thanks, encoded data is fine, but first I need to be able to get something back from the db.
I am not sure I understand your myConnection.Open line. Where do I put the connection details? And as I told you, I AM able to connect. If I put in another password, the database responds with wrong username and/or password, so that seem to be ok.

If I do a
SELECT USER_NAME FROM TOP_USER in PL/SQL Developer it works. The query here is just a simple sample anyway to test that I actually can do it this way. So far no luck, though.

Brgds
IVer
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 33

Accepted Solution

by:
ste5an earned 500 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41849961
Yup, kinda typo. It's myRecord![UserName] or myRecord.Fields("myRecord").
0
 

Author Comment

by:IverErling
ID: 41849969
That worked just fine! Thanks!

Brgds
IVer
0
 

Author Comment

by:IverErling
ID: 41849973
But the loop seems to just find the first record, though. It should be hundreds in that file. Do I need to do some sort of fetch between each?

Brgds
IVer
0
 
LVL 33

Assisted Solution

by:ste5an
ste5an earned 500 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41849983
Yup, cause For Each is the wrong approach. You need a classic loop:

Do While Not myRecord.Bof And Not myRecord.Eof
  x = myRecord![USER_NAME]
  'Do something with x...
  myRecord.MoveNext
Loop

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:IverErling
ID: 41849989
ste5an:

Yes, thanks! I just figured that out myself while waiting for your answer ;-)

Great to have such good helpers around!

ALl the best from
IVer
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:xtermie
ID: 41876860
solution provided by Expert
0

Featured Post

Creating Instructional Tutorials  

For Any Use & On Any Platform

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees/users adopt software o& achieve even the most complex tasks instantly. Boost knowledge retention, software adoption & employee engagement with easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Some code to ensure data integrity when using macros within Excel. Also included code that helps secure your data within an Excel workbook.
How to get Spreadsheet Compare 2016 working with the 64 bit version of Office 2016
The viewer will learn how to use a discrete random variable to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, create a Monte Carlo simulation using the discrete random variable, and create a graph to represent the possible returns over…
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question