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I am trying to update a table which is held in a SQL database, from Access.

I have written the following SQL statement which runs perfectly as either a PTQ in Access or even run from SQL Tools 1.4.2.
UPDATE unit_instance_o ccurrences uio
SET fes_active_plac es =
(SELECT COUNT(*) FROM registration_un its ru
WHERE ru.fes_unit_ins tance_code = uio.fes_uins_in stance_code
AND ru.uio_occurren ce_code = uio.calocc_occu rrence_code
AND ru.progress_sta tus = 'A'
AND ru.uio_occurren ce_code = 07);
The problem only arrises when trying to execute the same code in VB from a button on an Access form. (This is necessary because the year (07) is selected by the user on the form)

My VB is......
Private Sub New_Click()
Dim db As DAO.Database
Dim qdfPassThru As DAO.QueryDef
Set db = CurrentDb
CurrentDb.Query Defs("Active Update Query").SQL =
"UPDATE fes_unit_instan ce_occurrences uio " & _
"SET fes_active_plac es = " & _
"(SELECT COUNT(*) FROM fes_registratio n_units ru " & _
"WHERE ru.fes_unit_ins tance_code = uio.fes_uins_in stance_code " & _
"AND ru.uio_occurren ce_code = uio.calocc_occu rrence_code " & _
"AND ru.progress_sta tus = 'A' " & _
"AND ru.uio_occurren ce_code = " & Me!cboYear & ");"
Set qdfPassThru = db.QueryDefs("A ctive Update Query")
qdfPassThru.Exe cute
Set qdfPassThru = Nothing
Set db = Nothing
End Sub

I am repeatedly seeing the error message "Operation must use an updateable query" and i don't understand why. It can't be a permissions error because i clearly have sufficient access as the code runs sucessfully as a standalone PTQ.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Sep 19 '07 #1
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Scott Price
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What value is being returned by Me!cboYear ?? What is the RowSource of this combo box, and which is the bound column? Does it, in fact, reside on the form from which you are running this query?

Sep 21 '07 #2
94 New Member
At present my form only consists of 1 combo box and 1 button. The combo box is picking up a list of years from an ODBC linked table.
Sep 21 '07 #3
Scott Price
1,384 Recognized Expert Top Contributor
At present my form only consists of 1 combo box and 1 button. The combo box is picking up a list of years from an ODBC linked table.
You haven't answered my question!

What value is being returned by the combo box? This is indicated by it's row source and it's bound column.

For example: given combo box name cboYear, Rowsource
Expand|Select|Wrap|Line Numbers
  1. Select YearID, Year From tblYear Order By Year
Bound column = 1.

The value returned by the setup I indicated will be an ID number not a year number.

Sep 21 '07 #4

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