Update Access Delete Query & Pass if via VBA code built into a form. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Ok, I have a simple delete query in Acess here it is in SQL form (DELETE [1_Data].Ship_ID, [1_Data].Source, *
    FROM 1_Data
    WHERE ((([1_Data].Ship_ID) In (select  [Ship_ID]
    from [DUP])) AND (([1_Data].Source) Like 'WWF_201504*'));

    I want to update the Like 'WWF_201504*' piece each month with the correct date like the next month would be 'WWF_201505'.  How do I pass this parameter to the query to update it before it delete the records from my table using VBA code in a Form in Access?


    Monday, July 13, 2015 4:35 PM


All replies

  • Hi,

    If you're doing this in VBA, then perhaps you could try something like:

    CurrentDb.Execute "DELETE FROM 1_Data " _
       & " WHERE ID In(SELECT Ship_ID FROM Dup) " _
       & " AND Source Like 'WWF_" _
       & Format(Date(), "yyyymm") & "*'", dbFailOnError


    Hope that helps...

    • Proposed as answer by André Santo Monday, July 13, 2015 4:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by L.HlModerator Friday, July 24, 2015 5:32 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by L.HlModerator Friday, July 24, 2015 5:32 AM
    Monday, July 13, 2015 4:45 PM
  • Thanks, but when I put this into the event procedure for the query, it returns the error message "too few parameters".  I actually would like it to either pop up and ask for that parameter or reference  a text field which includes that parameter in the form.
    Monday, July 13, 2015 6:03 PM
  • Hi,

    Not sure exactly what you did because queries don't have events, but if you didn't want to use VBA, then you could try this as a query:


    AND Source Like "WWF_" & [Enter Year and Month (yyyymm)] & "*"

    Hope that helps...
    • Edited by .theDBguy Monday, July 13, 2015 6:08 PM
    • Proposed as answer by ryguy72 Thursday, July 16, 2015 11:36 PM
    Monday, July 13, 2015 6:07 PM
  • Hi,

    I'm attaching this VBA code to a button in a form see screen shots below. When I click the query button it returns this VBA editor screen in which I entered your code.

    Monday, July 13, 2015 6:42 PM
  • Awww man, it didn't capture the screen shots. I inserted them here.

    • Marked as answer by L.HlModerator Monday, August 10, 2015 5:34 AM
    Monday, July 13, 2015 6:45 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting the screenshot. Is either 1_Data or Dup a parameter query? If so, you could try this code: Leigh's Execute Action Queries

    Monday, July 13, 2015 7:33 PM
  • Hi,

    I have made a sample database to test the code you provided, the sql could successfully delete the records in the table [1_Data], could you please run the below query to make sure there are available records could be deleted ?

    select * From 1_Data Where ID in (select Ship_ID from DUP) And Source like 'WWF_201507*'

    Best Regards,


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    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 7:40 AM