VB5 SQL Insert into syntax - Solution and strange behavour

VB5 SQL Insert into syntax - Solution and strange behavour

Post by Brian Camer » Mon, 14 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Dear all,

Thanks for those who replied I appreciate your help, I have managed to get
the following code working, so Please feel free to use it if your after
the same thing.

However I found one very strange thing and Id like to see if other people
can duplicate it.

There seems to be something specific with using a column name of
with a  MS Access 97 database??.

The table UserLog has four fields

        UserID          Text 10
        Login           Date/Time
        TimeStamp               Date/Time
        Counter         AutoNumber

But I can only get the following code to work if I rename the TimeStamp
to a different name?????? so with a table structure of:

        UserID          Text 10
        Login           Date/Time
        LastTimeStamp   Date/Time
        Counter         AutoNumber

It works fine.

Why??? Have I discovered a Access (dare I say it...) BUG or if by design
why and why does
the insert sintax need to be different based on the Column NAME.

My Code is

    Dim DateTme as variant

    DateTime = Format(Now, "mm/dd/yyyy h:mm:ss")

    SQL$ = "INSERT INTO Current_Users "
    SQL$ = SQL$ & "(UserID, Login, LastTimeStamp) "
    SQL$ = SQL$ & "VALUES "
    SQL$ = SQL$ & "('" & UserId & "', #" & DateTime & "#, #" & DateTime &

    'RetnMsg = "LU: " & LicensedUsers & " j%: " & j% & " SQL$: " & SQL$
' testing only
    dbase.Execute SQL$, dbFailOnError
    DBEngine.Idle dbFreeLocks
    Set dbase = Nothing
    Exit Function

Please help


Brian  the confused


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