Concatenating not working with primary key as text field


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annysjunkmail

Hi Group,

I have downloded Duane Hookom's excellent sample database for
Concatenating. My problem is that it is set up to run with primary
keys that are numeric, however, my primary key is text number. (It
generates a 3464 error for every record.)
Can this be edited to work with this style of primary key? Coded
pasted below.

Many thanks
Tony


Function Concatenate(pstrSQL As String, _
Optional pstrDelim As String = ", ") _
As String
'Created by Duane Hookom, 2003
'this code may be included in any application/mdb providing
' this statement is left intact
'example
'tblFamily with FamID as numeric primary key
'tblFamMem with FamID, FirstName, DOB,...
'return a comma separated list of FirstNames
'for a FamID
' John, Mary, Susan
'in a Query
'SELECT FamID,
'Concatenate("SELECT FirstName FROM tblFamMem
' WHERE FamID =" & [FamID]) as FirstNames
'FROM tblFamily
'

'======For DAO uncomment next 4 lines=======
'====== comment out ADO below =======
Dim db As DAO.Database
Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
Set db = CurrentDb

Set rs = db.OpenRecordset(pstrSQL)

'======For ADO uncomment next two lines=====
'====== comment out DAO above ======
'Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
'rs.Open pstrSQL, CurrentProject.Connection, _
adOpenKeyset, adLockOptimistic
Dim strConcat As String 'build return string
With rs
If Not .EOF Then
.MoveFirst
Do While Not .EOF
strConcat = strConcat & _
.Fields(0) & pstrDelim
.MoveNext
Loop
End If
.Close
End With
Set rs = Nothing
'====== uncomment next line for DAO ========
Set db = Nothing
If Len(strConcat) > 0 Then
strConcat = Left(strConcat, _
Len(strConcat) - Len(pstrDelim))
End If
Concatenate = strConcat
End Function
 
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D

Duane Hookom

It would have helped if you provided your attempted expression. Consider a
syntax like:

Concatenate("SELECT FirstName FROM tblFamMem WHERE LastName =""" &
[LastName] & """") as FirstNames
 
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