VBA delete from SQL DB syntax

MikeL

Active Member
Joined
Mar 17, 2002
Messages
440
Hi,

Snippet of code that fails is bold in below. BTW INSERT INTO works. DELETE FROM (see below) does not.

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'Opens connection to the database
cnn.Open ConnectionString
'Timeout error in seconds for executing the entire query; this will run for 5 minutes before VBA timesout, but your database might timeout before this value
cnn.CommandTimeout = 300

insertSQL = "DELETE FROM PAC(RIC)"

Debug.Print insertSQL
cnn.Execute insertSQL

cnn.Close
Set cnn = Nothing
 

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Trebor76

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Joined
Jul 23, 2007
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Assuming you want to delete all the records from table "PAC(RIC)" your SQL statement would be as follows:

insertSQL = "DELETE * FROM PAC(RIC)"

You are missing the asterisk.

HTH

Robert
 

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