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Getting an Invalid Operation error when code executed from inside an MS Access vba routine

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I'm getting an invalid operation message when the following line of code is executed:

                strSQLtext = "UPDATE ComponentMaster SET OrderNumberNoSync = true  WHERE searchnumber='" & strSearchNumber & "' And LineID = " & oRS!LineID
                Set oRS2 = oDB.OpenRecordset(strSQLtext)


When I print strSQLtext in the immediate window, then copy it to a query outside the routine, it runs without issue.
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@Fabrice  Thanks and thanks for the explanation.  I'm sure now I'll remember but the code provided still does not work.  I get a message that says "Could not update; record locked".  I suspect this is because I am cycling though a recordset and now trying to change one of the records in that recordset (but not the recordset at the cursor).  Can you help?
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You may have cut off too much of the code.  Put a stop in the code and print the SQL string to the immediate window.  If you don't see the problem, copy it and paste it into the QBE and try to run it from there.

Based on the error message, chances are excellent that the form that is running this code is bound to the form that is running it and the current record is dirty.
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Well, this is another issue, not related to your first question.

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