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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Unanswered: Query cannot be updated because from clause is not a single simple table name


    I am using vb as front end and visual foxpro as back end for my
    application. I am reading some data in excel and checking some fields with
    my database and if match found i am updating the fields from excel to my
    database. I am using find method for matching and after
    the record get matched i try to update the fields from excel to db,
    but it is throwing the error

    "-2147418113 query cannot be updated because from clause is not a
    single simple table name".

    Here is my query

    SQL = "select (Trim(N.RefNo) + Trim(N.AWBNo) + Trim(N.Name))
    ComField, N.* from nmbpin N
    nmbpin.Open SQL, mcnn, adOpenStatic, adLockOptimistic

    SQL = Trim(xlsheet.Cells(Row, 3)) + Trim(xlsheet.Cells(Row, 2)) +
    nmbpin.Find "ComField='" & SQL & "'"
    If Not nmbpin.EOF Then
    'updating the fields here
    nmbpin.update // error occurs here

    I am using single table without any joins.Can any one assist me whats
    going wrong in my execution.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Arizona, USA
    ADO is creating a calculated field (ComField,) which cannot be updated. (In effect, As far as ADO is concerned, it's like a type of join, entirely within a table...)

    Instead of updating the recordset, build a SQL update statement, and use the connection.excecute method to run it.

    You'll have to requery the recordset if you need to see the changes right away.
    Last edited by loquin; 06-20-07 at 12:50.
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