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Error when passing an argument to a vb6 that contains  '/'

Posted on 2016-11-07
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Noticed an error message that happened in our sql tables scripts but now in our vb6 when passing arguments to the apps:

Run-time error '-2147217900 (80040e14)':
Column name or number of supplied values does not match table definition.

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We use a vba to call a vb6 apps:

x = Shell("path\vbapps.exe 125, 1 " & ArgumentVaribale1 & "," & ArgumentTransNo, vbNormalFocus)

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The problem occurs when the transaction number has a "/" in it's value, for example "TRANS/NO-090909".

How can we fix this (the table is full of columns with this character)?
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Use Replace to replace all / with // when you send it and change it back when you receive it.
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by:rayluvs
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Will try, but why does this happens when it's only argument that are passed?

And what if the user decided sets the code to "TR////ANS/NO-09//09///09"?

Is theer another way to pass values when a"/" is presents besides using replace?
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by:Martin Liss
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If you have the code for the sending program you could validate the "code" and not allow "/".
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by:rayluvs
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Understand that part, but why does this happens when it's only argument that are passed?
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by:Martin Liss
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I don't know.
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Would have been great to know the "why" of this problem.

Anyways, thanx!
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You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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