Visual Basic Example to Open a RecordSet Using DAO

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This article provides a Visual Basic for Applications example of how tocreate a Data Access Object (DAO) record set that contains the resultsof an SQL Query string.
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Visual Basic Code Example

  1. Insert a Visual Basic module into a new Microsoft Excel workbook.
  2. Create a reference to the Microsoft DAO object library. In Microsoft Excel 97 the DAO library will be version 3.5. In Microsoft Excel 7.0 the DAO library will be version 3.0.
  3. Type the following code into the module sheet:
        ' This code assumes you have Microsoft Access 7.0 installed and have   ' the Northwind.mdb sample database installed in the default   ' location.   Sub CreateRecordSet()     Dim oldDbName As String     Dim wspDefault As Workspace     Dim dbsNorthwind As Database     Dim strSQL As String     Dim rstFromQuery As Recordset     'Set the path to the database     oldDbName = "C:\Msoffice\access\samples\Northwind.mdb"     'Create a default workspace Object     Set wspDefault = DBEngine.Workspaces(0)     'Create a Database object     Set dbsNorthwind = wspDefault.OpenDatabase(oldDbName)     'The SQL statement     strSQL = "SELECT Employees.LastName, Employees.FirstName, " & _        "Employees.Country FROM Employees Employees " & _        "WHERE (Employees.Country='USA')"     'Create a Snapshot Type Recordset from the SQL query     Set _     rstFromQuery = dbsNorthwind.OpenRecordset(strSQL,dbOpenSnapshot)     'Show the number of fields returned     MsgBox "there are " & rstFromQuery.Fields.Count & _     " fields that were returned"     'Move to the last record in the recordset     rstFromQuery.MoveLast     'Show the number of records returned     MsgBox "there are " & rstFromQuery.RecordCount & _     " records that were returned"  End Sub						
For more information about the OpenRecordSet method in Microsoft Excel 97,from the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, typeOpenRecordSet, click Search, and then click to view "OpenRecordSetmethod."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on theStandard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query,please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions
For more information about the OpenRecordset method, click the Index tabin Microsoft Excel 7.0 Help, type the following text
OpenRecordset Method
and then double-click the selected text to go to the"OpenRecordsetMethod" topic.
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Article ID: 148361 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 14:20:24 - Revision: 2.2

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