How To Demo of ADO AddNew, Update, Delete, Find and Filter

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ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) implements record manipulation commands analogous to those found in the native FoxPro language.

The AddNew method adds a new, blank record to the end of the current Recordset. You use the Update method to write data to the Recordset. The Delete method removes the current record from the Recordset.

The Find and Filter methods allow you to search the Recordset for specific field values. Both methods support compound expressions.


The following example instantiates a Recordset from the AUTHORS table in the SQL Server PUBS sample database. The example demonstrates the AddNew and Update methods by adding a new record to the Recordset, uses the Find method to locate the new record and the Delete method to remove the new record. It then adds the same record again and uses the Filter property to locate and remove the record.

NOTE: Substitute the SERVER, UID and PWD parameters appropriate to your SQL Server installation in the Recordset.Open method.

In order to use this example, you must have Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.x or later installed, which is included in the data components of Visual Studio 6.0 or can be downloaded from the following Web address:

Sample Code

* Demonstrate the ADO AddNew, Update, Find,
   * Filter and Delete functions.

   #DEFINE adOpenDynamic 2
   #DEFINE adLockOptimistic 3
   oRecordSet = CREATEOBJECT("ADODB.Recordset")

   * SQL Server driver defaults to server-side cursor,
   * this would otherwise be necessary to use adOpenDynamic.
   oRecordSet.OPEN("select * from authors", ;
      "DRIVER={SQL Server};"+;
      adOpenDynamic, adLockOptimistic)

   * Now the record is added - find it and delete it.
   oRecordSet.FIND("au_id = '987-65-4321'")
   IF NOT oRecordSet.EOF
      =MESSAGEBOX("Record deleted")

   * Remove comment to display the AU_IDs in the RecordSet.
   * =ShowRS()

   * Add it again, this time, use a compound Filter to find
   * and delete it.
   oRecordSet.FILTER = ("au_id = '987-65-4321' and au_lname = 'Smith'")
   IF NOT oRecordSet.EOF
      =MESSAGEBOX("Record deleted")

   * Remove comment to display the AU_IDs in the RecordSet
   * =ShowRS()

   * Remove the filter.
   oRecordSet.FILTER = ""

   * Function ShowRS:
   * Display all the au_ids in the RecordSet.

   ? oRecordSet.RecordCount
   * print the au_id field values
   DO WHILE ! oRecordSet.EOF

   * Function AddRec:
   * Add a new record to the authors table.

   oRecordSet.FIELDS("au_id")= '987-65-4321'
   oRecordSet.FIELDS("au_lname") = "Smith"
   oRecordSet.FIELDS("au_fname") = "John"
   oRecordSet.FIELDS("phone") = 9999999999
   oRecordSet.FIELDS("address") = "123 4th Street"
   oRecordSet.FIELDS("city") = "New York"
   oRecordSet.FIELDS("state") = "NY"
   oRecordSet.FIELDS("zip") = "99999"
   oRecordSet.FIELDS("contract") = .T.
   =MESSAGEBOX("Record added")


Article ID: 193946 - Last Review: July 1, 2004 - Revision: 4.3
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.1 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.6
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