I am a novice so I apologize if this is a dumb question. Long story short. I am trying to combine multiple records in a query. I have an ID field and a field of names of diagnoses. My goal is to have one row per ID with the diagnoses combined in one field. Everything I read on line says Allen Browne's concatrelated() function is the way to go. So I paste the function into a module and when I try to compile it stops at "Dim rs As DAO.Recordset". Here is the link to his site if you need it. http://allenbrowne.com/func-concat.html I have also pasted the code below. Any help is appreciated.
Public Function ConcatRelated(strField As String, _ strTable As String, _ Optional strWhere As String, _ Optional strOrderBy As String, _ Optional strSeparator = ", ") As Variant On Error GoTo Err_Handler 'Purpose: Generate a concatenated string of related records. 'Return: String variant, or Null if no matches. 'Arguments: strField = name of field to get results from and concatenate. ' strTable = name of a table or query. ' strWhere = WHERE clause to choose the right values. ' strOrderBy = ORDER BY clause, for sorting the values. ' strSeparator = characters to use between the concatenated values. 'Notes: 1. Use square brackets around field/table names with spaces or odd characters. ' 2. strField can be a Multi-valued field (A2007 and later), but strOrderBy cannot. ' 3. Nulls are omitted, zero-length strings (ZLSs) are returned as ZLSs. ' 4. Returning more than 255 characters to a recordset triggers this Access bug: ' [url]http://allenbrowne.com/bug-16.html[/url] Dim rs As DAO.Recordset 'Related records Dim rsMV As DAO.Recordset 'Multi-valued field recordset Dim strSql As String 'SQL statement Dim strOut As String 'Output string to concatenate to. Dim lngLen As Long 'Length of string. Dim bIsMultiValue As Boolean 'Flag if strField is a multi-valued field. 'Initialize to Null ConcatRelated = Null 'Build SQL string, and get the records. strSql = "SELECT " & strField & " FROM " & strTable If strWhere <> vbNullString Then strSql = strSql & " WHERE " & strWhere End If If strOrderBy <> vbNullString Then strSql = strSql & " ORDER BY " & strOrderBy End If Set rs = DBEngine(0)(0).OpenRecordset(strSql, dbOpenDynaset) 'Determine if the requested field is multi-valued (Type is above 100.) bIsMultiValue = (rs(0).Type > 100) 'Loop through the matching records Do While Not rs.EOF If bIsMultiValue Then 'For multi-valued field, loop through the values Set rsMV = rs(0).Value Do While Not rsMV.EOF If Not IsNull(rsMV(0)) Then strOut = strOut & rsMV(0) & strSeparator End If rsMV.MoveNext Loop Set rsMV = Nothing ElseIf Not IsNull(rs(0)) Then strOut = strOut & rs(0) & strSeparator End If rs.MoveNext Loop rs.Close 'Return the string without the trailing separator. lngLen = Len(strOut) - Len(strSeparator) If lngLen > 0 Then ConcatRelated = Left(strOut, lngLen) End If Exit_Handler: 'Clean up Set rsMV = Nothing Set rs = Nothing Exit Function Err_Handler: MsgBox "Error " & Err.Number & ": " & Err.Description, vbExclamation, "ConcatRelated()" Resume Exit_Handler End Function