Number as string as column name?

Jaymond Flurrie

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I'm having a problem running an SQL query from Excel VBA code and my query is:

SELECT SUM (10) FROM [Ostoaineisto$]

Which gives me some weird number, 1000, as the answer

As soon as I rename the column as, say, "Mike", the result with query

SELECT SUM (Mike) FROM [Ostoaineisto$]

gives the correct number, 80, as the answer.

Any easy trick to tell to Excel/VBA/SQL/AdoDB that this "10" is not a number, it's a column name? I actually need to run the query against every single column there, so some simple "for each, return sum"-function would solve this too.
 

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Jaymond Flurrie

Well-known Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2008
Messages
898
Office Version
  1. 2016
I worked around this by just opening the DB first, renaming the fields like "10"->"a10a" ran queries and the named them back again. Doesn't necessarily follow all rules of art, but it works.
 

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