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Reserved Words in Access, Especially Date and Time

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When naming controls and variables in Access you should always be careful not to use Access Reserved Words! If you have to give them a similar name, use something like txtDate, or even better, OrderDate.

The use of Date and Time is particularly troublesome! The statements

Date = "12/31/07"
and Time = "11:59:59 PM"

will not place "12/31/07" in a textbox named Date, nor "11:59:59 PM" in a textbox named Time, it'll reset your computer's clock to one minute to New Year's Day!

Reserved Words

-A
ADD
ALL
Alphanumeric
ALTER
AND
ANY
Application
AS
ASC
Assistant
AUTOINCREMENT
Avg
-B
BETWEEN
BINARY
BIT
BOOLEAN
BY
BYTE
-C
CHAR, CHARACTER
COLUMN
CompactDatabase
CONSTRAINT
Container
Count
COUNTER
CREATE
CreateDatabase
CreateField
CreateGroup
CreateIndex
CreateObject
CreateProperty
CreateRelation
CreateTableDef
CreateUser
CreateWorkspace
CURRENCY
CurrentUser
-D
DATABASE
DATE
DATETIME
DELETE
DESC
Description
DISALLOW
DISTINCT
DISTINCTROW
Document
DOUBLE
DROP
-E
Echo
Else
End
Eqv
Error
EXISTS
Exit
-F
FALSE
Field, Fields
FillCache
FLOAT, FLOAT4, FLOAT8
FOREIGN
Form, Forms
FROM
Full
FUNCTION
-G
GENERAL
GetObject
GetOption
GotoPage
GROUP
GROUP BY
GUID
-H
HAVING
-I
Idle
IEEEDOUBLE, IEEESINGLE
If
IGNORE
Imp
IN
INDEX
Index, Indexes
INNER
INSERT
InsertText
INT, INTEGER, INTEGER1, INTEGER2, INTEGER4
INTO
IS
-J
JOIN
-K
KEY
-L
LastModified
LEFT
Level
Like
LOGICAL, LOGICAL1
LONG, LONGBINARY, LONGTEXT


-M
Macro
Match
Max, Min, Mod
MEMO
Module
MONEY
Move
-N
NAME
NewPassword
NO
Not
NULL
NUMBER, NUMERIC
-O
Object
OLEOBJECT
OFF
ON
OpenRecordset
OPTION
OR
ORDER
Orientation
Outer
OWNERACCESS

-P
Parameter
PARAMETERS
Partial
PERCENT
PIVOT
PRIMARY
PROCEDURE
Property
-Q
Queries
Query
Quit
-R
REAL
Recalc
Recordset
REFERENCES
Refresh
RefreshLink
RegisterDatabase
Relation
Repaint
RepairDatabase
Report
Reports
Requery
RIGHT
-S
SCREEN
SECTION
SELECT)
SET
SetFocus
SetOption
SHORT
SINGLE
SMALLINT
SOME
SQL
StDev, StDevP
STRING
Sum
-T
TABLE
TableDef, TableDefs
TableID
TEXT
TIME, TIMESTAMP
TOP
TRANSFORM
TRUE
Type
-U
UNION
UNIQUE
UPDATE
User
-V
VALUE
VALUES
Var, VarP
VARBINARY, VARCHAR
-W
WHERE
WITH
Workspace
-X
Xor
-Y
Year
YES
YESNO
Jun 7 '07 #1
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