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BUG: E_Fail Error Message Occurs with Access ODBC Driver and LEFT OUTER JOIN Queries

This article was previously published under Q249638
SYMPTOMS
If you submit a LEFT OUTER JOIN query to the Microsoft Access ODBC driver and a Boolean ("Yes/No") column is one of the columns in the fields list, the following error message occurs when you reference the resulting Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) recordset:
Run-time error '-2147467259 (80004005)':Data provider or other service returned an E_FAIL status.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was corrected in MDAC version 2.6.
MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Start Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 and choose a Standard EXE project.
  2. Add the following Project references:
    • Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects 2.5 Library

      -and-

    • Microsoft ADO Ext. 2.5 for DDL and Security


  3. Paste the following code into the Load event of the default form:
        Dim strSQL As String    Dim cat As New ADOX.Catalog    Dim tbl As New ADOX.Table    Dim cn As New ADODB.Connection    Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset        On Error Resume Next    Kill "x.mdb"    On Error GoTo 0        cat.Create "Provider=Microsoft.jet.oledb.4.0;data source=x.mdb;"        tbl.Columns.Append "cChar", adVarWChar, 5    tbl.Columns.Append "cBool", adBoolean    tbl.Name = "tOne"    tbl.Keys.Append "PK1", adKeyPrimary, "cChar"    cat.Tables.Append tbl    Set tbl = Nothing        tbl.Columns.Append "cChar2", adVarWChar, 5    tbl.Columns.Append "cChar3", adVarWChar, 5    tbl.Name = "tTwo"    tbl.Keys.Append "PK2", adKeyPrimary, "cChar2"    cat.Tables.Append tbl    Set tbl = Nothing        Set cat = Nothing        Set cn = New ADODB.Connection    Set rs = New ADODB.Recordset    cn.CursorLocation = adUseClient    cn.Open "Provider=MSDASQL.1;Driver={Microsoft Access Driver     (*.mdb)};DBQ=x.mdb;" 'Errors    'cn.Open "provider=Microsoft.jet.oledb.4.0;data source=x.mdb" 'Works        cn.Execute "INSERT INTO tOne VALUES ('aaaaa',0)"    cn.Execute "INSERT INTO tOne VALUES ('bbbbb',1)"    cn.Execute "INSERT INTO tOne VALUES ('ccccc',0)"    cn.Execute "INSERT INTO tTwo VALUES ('aaaaa',1)"    cn.Execute "INSERT INTO tTwo VALUES ('ddddd',1)"    cn.Execute "INSERT INTO tTwo VALUES ('eeeee',1)"        strSQL = "SELECT cChar2, cChar3, cChar, cBool " & _             "FROM tOne LEFT OUTER JOIN tTwo ON tOne.cChar = tTwo.cChar2"    rs.Open strSQL, cn, adOpenStatic, adLockOptimistic, adCmdText    MsgBox rs.RecordCount 'Errors here!					
  4. Press F5 to run the project.RESULT: The error message described in the "Symptoms" section occurs.
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Article ID: 249638 - Last Review: 10/17/2003 15:00:03 - Revision: 2.1

  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5
  • Microsoft Open Database Connectivity Driver for Access 4.0
  • kbbug kbfix kbjet kbmdac260fix kbmdacnosweep KB249638
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