Module: RecordsetDAO in Category Access/Jet Databases : Table and Records from Total Visual SourceBook

Use DAO to create recordsets for Microsoft Access database objects from VBA or VB6.

Procedure Name Type Description
(Declarations) Declarations Declarations and private variables for the modRecordsetDAO module.
CreateRecordsetDAO Procedure Create a DAO recordset that is editable and works with SQL Server.
CloseRecordsetDAO Procedure Close a recordset, even if it's not open.
CloseDatabaseDAO Procedure Close a database object, even if it's not open. This may fail if there are recordsets open based on this database object. Use CloseRecordsetDAO to close each recordset.
' Example of modRecordsetDAO
' To use this example, create a new module and paste this code into it.
' Then run the procedure by putting the cursor in the procedure and pressing:
'    F5 to run it, or
'    F8 to step through it line-by-line (see the Debug menu for more options)

Private Sub Example_modRecordsetDAO()
  ' Comments: Example of using the modRecordsetDAO module in Microsoft Access to create DAO recordsets on table and SQL strings, and close them using VBA and VB6.
  '           DAO supports ACCDB and MDB database, so this does not work in ADPs.

  ' Define your database and recordset objects explicitly with DAO to avoid confusing with ADODB
  Dim dbs As DAO.Database
  Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
  Dim lngRecords As Long

  ' Assign the database object to the current database
  Set dbs = CurrentDb

  ' Open a recordset to a table (in this case, the system table)
  Set rst = CreateRecordsetDAO(dbs, "MSysObjects")

  ' Once the recordset is opened, you can write your code to view, edit and add to it.
  ' In this example, we simply report the number of records in the table.
  If rst.EOF Then
    lngRecords = 0
    lngRecords = rst.RecordCount
  End If
  MsgBox "Records found: " & lngRecords, vbInformation

  ' Once completed, Clean up the DAO objects by closing the recordset and database with the procedures
  CloseRecordsetDAO rst
  CloseDatabaseDAO dbs

End Sub

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