Error when calling MS Access queries from VB.NET RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using the following code to execute an MS Access query from VB.Net (VS2010)

    Dim cSql As String = ""
    Dim cnnAccess As New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.JET.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=C:\Fld1\tran1.mdb")
    cmdAccess = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand(cSql, cnnAccess)
    cmdAccess.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure
    cmdAccess.CommandText = "[G - UpdateQT]"

    The above code gives me the error "Data type mismatch in criteria expression."

    In the access query I have the following sQL

    UPDATE TrustT SET Field8 = format(Field8,'0000000000000.00');

    When I open MS Access and double click on this same query ([G - UpdateQT]), it works without any issues. I dont know why it's not working with VB.NET.

    Any other MS queries from VB.NET work fine.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    • Edited by dper77 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:41 PM
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:40 PM

All replies

  • What is the data type of Field8? If it's numeric then you cannot assign the results of Format, which would be a text value, to a numeric value.

    Keep in mind that Access and OLEDB use different rules when executing SQL.

    Paul ~~~~ Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:59 PM
  • Hi dper77,

    Based on your code, I find some place you might need to modify.

    Public Sub LoadMyData(ByVal connectionString As String)
            Dim connection As New OleDbConnection(connectionString)
            Dim command As New OleDbCommand()
            command.Connection = connection
            command.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure
            command.CommandText = "name of the stored procedure"
        End Sub

    Best Regards,


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