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    mlee is offline Novice
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    Question VBA Code "Query input must contain at least one table or query"

    Sorry, not really well versed in VBA. I have the following code which I modified from search online. When I run it I get the message "Query input must contain at least one table or query" which I am suspecting is failing on strTableName but don't really know for sure. I have played around with it and can't get it to work. What am I doing wrong? I want to take all the fields in TBLCommissionTransactions in current DB and make a new table in T:\folder\TblBackups.mdb and append today’s date and time to the table name. This is purely for archival purposes.


    Private Sub BackupTblCommissions_Click()
    Dim strTableName As String
    Dim strFilename As String
    Dim strSQL As String
    strFilename = "T:\folder\TblBackups.mdb"
    strTableName = "TBLCommissionTransactions" & Format(Now(), "yyyymmdd-hhmm")
    strSQL = "SELECT TBLCommissionTransactions.* INTO " & strTableName & " IN " & _
    strFilename & " FROM TBLCommissionTransactions;"

    CurrentDb.Execute strSQL
    End Sub

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    Robeen is offline VIP
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    So - your SQL statement is actually something like this:
    Code:
    SELECT TBLCommissionTransactions.* INTO TBLCommissionTransactions20120403-1200 IN T:\folder\TblBackups.mdb FROM TBLCommissionTransactions;
    ?
    I have never seen that [in red] in a SQL statement.

    I got the same error when I just tried a maketable query like the one you have with the 'IN T:\folder\TblBackups.mdb' in it.
    When I removed that - the query ran and it created a new table with all the data from the original table.

    Is your objective to copy data from one table into a new table in the same database? Or are you trying to create a table in a totally different database?

    Hope this helps!

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    mlee is offline Novice
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    Yes right from Action query SQL is:
    SELECT TBLCommissionTransactions.* INTO TBLCommissionTransactions20120404-1100 IN 'T:\folder\TblBackups.mdb'
    FROM TBLCommissionTransactions;

    And I can get it to run with the action query, just can get the date appended to the table name that way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Robeen View Post
    So - your SQL statement is actually something like this:
    Code:
    SELECT TBLCommissionTransactions.* INTO TBLCommissionTransactions20120403-1200 IN T:\folder\TblBackups.mdb FROM TBLCommissionTransactions;
    ?
    I have never seen that [in red] in a SQL statement.

    I got the same error when I just tried a maketable query like the one you have with the 'IN T:\folder\TblBackups.mdb' in it.
    When I removed that - the query ran and it created a new table with all the data from the original table.

    Is your objective to copy data from one table into a new table in the same database? Or are you trying to create a table in a totally different database?

    Hope this helps!

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    mlee is offline Novice
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    Thumbs up Here is the code that worked

    Thanks to Remou


    Code:
    strFilename = "'T:\folder\TblBackups.mdb'"
    strTableName = "[TBLCommissionTransactions" & Format(Now(), "yyyymmdd-hhmm" & "]")
    strSQL = "SELECT TBLCommissionTransactions.* INTO " & strTableName & " IN " & _
    strFilename & " FROM TBLCommissionTransactions;"

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