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How to write null value to table using sql statement?

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I have an unbound form that adds and updates records to one table. I
use an INSERT sql statment to add a new record and a UPDATE statement
to update a record. I created a function named C2F to check each field
for null. If the field is null I need to write the value null to the
table. This is a sniplet of the UPDATE sql statement:

sql = sql & "SSP4_Cut = '" & C2F(SSP4_Cut) & "', "

that is:

sql = sql<space> &<space><dbl quote>SSP4_Cut<space>=<space><single
quote><dbl quote><space>&<space>C2F(SSP4_Cut)<space>&<space>< dbl
quote><single quote>,<space><dbl quote>

This is C2F:

Public Function C2F(ctl As Control) As Variant

C2F = IIf(Nz(ctl, "") = "", "Null", ctl)

End Function

Those are dbl quotes around the word Null. To get this to work I need
to remove the single quotes in the sql statement, but then I need them
if the field is not null. So I was trying to rewrite C2F to this

Public Function C2F(ctl As Control) As Variant

IIf(IsNull(ctl.value),"Null","'" & ctl.value & "'")

End Function

The false part is <single quote><dbl
quote><space>&<space>ctl.value<space>&<space><dbl quote><single quote>.

This produces the error Compile Error expected expression. With this
arrangement then the sql statement would look like:

sql = sql & "SSP4_Cut = C2F(SSP4_Cut) & ", "

How can I do this?

Apr 6 '06 #1
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I really need help with this one!!!

Apr 20 '06 #2

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one way is to use a recordset. Then you wouldn't even have to specify
the value of the field.

With rs

.Fields("FieldAllowingNulls")=Null 'or just don't assign a
value if the field is not required
end with

Apr 20 '06 #3

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Construct your SQL strings so that they name only the fields for which
a value has been entered.

Apr 20 '06 #4

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