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Problem with Displaying Access Table data using ADO/ODBC

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  • Problem with Displaying Access Table data using ADO/ODBC

    Firstly, I have to say that this is probably just past the scope of my programming knowledge.
    I have two tables in an access MDB that I wish to display , using the "display ASO/ODBC data in a Form" genie.
    One table has a primary key defined, the second does not.
    I can use all the functions on the first table (one with primary key) but none of the functions work in the non-primary key table.
    I get variations on the message

    OLE Automation Error. Sources is ADODB.Recordset
    Operation is not allowed when Object is closed.
    Recordset.absoluteposition subelement not found.
    what do I have to define in the genie to overcome this problem. (this is the more important of the two tables to display !!).

    Last edited by Graham Wickens; 08-04-2019, 05:11 AM. Reason: spelling
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  • #2
    Re: Problem with Displaying Access Table data using ADO/ODBC

    Create a PK in the other table.
    Without a PK, you can't do much more than read the table sequentially.
    You need a key to carry out processing operations.
    Same with SQL.
    Ted Giles
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    • #3
      Re: Problem with Displaying Access Table data using ADO/ODBC

      Love the first Sentence, Never used Access other than to read data
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      • #4
        Re: Problem with Displaying Access Table data using ADO/ODBC

        Looking into this a little deeper, the two access tables are connected in a "one-to-many" link on the "Keyno" field.
        "Genav" is the Main table and "Genav_Index" is the child.
        Presumably I have to SELECT fields to build each combined record to display, something along the lines ...

        SELECT [CurrentID], [ACtype], [Series], [Code], [Con], [LineNum], [[Home_Airfield], [ [KeyNo] FROM [genav]
        SELECT [Current], [Reg], [Pi_Sort] FROM [genav_index] WHERE [genav_index.Keyno] = [genav.keyno]
        As yet I am still trying to find the correct syntax (by trial and error on my part).

        Looking at the xbasic from the ADO Genie, it would appear that I have to define a "DataObj" for both tables.
        I also presume there will be more horrors awaiting me as I scroll through the xbasic!

        I have got it working in A5, but each time the access DB is updated, I have to import the two tables into A5 from access, change the keyid to a character field and build the one-to-many set. This is very time consuming as the combined number of records is nearly 2 million !!

        I should add that I will only ever be reading from the access tables.

        I am both the Developer and the User, so it is an overhead I could really do without (in terms of time and brain).

        My theory is that this should be possible as both Access and A5 know about one-to-many links (terminology is different) and I am presuming that ADO/ODBC can also cope with one-to-many as well?
        Last edited by Graham Wickens; 08-05-2019, 10:12 AM. Reason: Additional Information
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        • #5
          Re: Problem with Displaying Access Table data using ADO/ODBC

          Have you tried converting the Access database to Excel? Then you should be able to save the XLS as DBF.

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