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Old September 5th, 2007, 02:41 PM
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Default Enabling error messages

I've tried docmd.setwarnings(warningson) and docmd.setwarnings true but here's my problem. The following line:

cn.Open "Driver={MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver};Server=;Port=3306;Database=data_ba se;User=user_name;Password=pass123;Option=3;"

just fails miserably. The program just... stops right there. That line, and everything afterwards, simply fails to execute. I've tried figuring it out, but with no error messages it's impossible, and the yahoo who wrote this thing has disabled them somehow.

Thanks. Please save my sanity!


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That looks pretty straightforward, except for the {}. Those aren't used in VBA. Did you put them in there?

Anyway, there is probably one of these at the top of the sub:

On Error Resume Next

Just rem out that line with a ' at the beginning, and the server will start sending errors again.

Alternatively, you can check for the errors yourself:

cn.Open "Driver={MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver};Server=;Port=3306;Database=data_ba se;User=user_name;Password=pass123;Option=3;"
If Err <> 0 Then
   MsgBox 'error items you want to see like Err.Description, Err.Number, Err.Source, Err.HelpFile, etc.
End IF

Did that help?

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By the way, the answer was simple. In all the documentation I've seen, the cn.open command was given with the connection string afterwards as a parameter.

What I ended up doing was:
(capitalization of for emphasis)
cn.CONNECTIONSTRING = "Driver={...."
and then simply:


with no parameters afterwards. Worked like a charm

BTW the {} brackets are part of a standard MySQL connection string. They're not VBA, they're actually what gets fed to the server/ODBC engine.


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