I find myself writing more and more code in VBA to handle SQL updates and inserts lately.  A great tip for doing this is to create a query in Access first, change it to an update or append query as needed, then switch it to SQL view….voila!  You have the almost perfect code needed to insert into your VBA event.  Modify the syntax to conform to VBA (usually involves a little bit of clean up with quotes and extra words).  Then declare a variable like strsql as string, and set the new code with a line like strsql = ….then add a docmd.runsql strsql and your set!

This technique has saved me countless hours figuring out the right syntax to get rid of slow queries and move to cleaner faster VBA.  I also turn off warnings before running these commands and turn them on again after.  But that’s another blog!

Jeff Shirley

Jeff Shirley

Founder & CEO
Jeff brings over 27 years of experience to the table, along with numerous awards, certifications, and real-world implementations.  His database solutions are currently running in industries including government, mining, agriculture, finance, education, science, research, non-profits, and healthcare businesses around North America and serve thousands of users day to day.  Jeff is a five-time MVP Award recipient for Microsoft Access, acknowledging contributions to community projects, evangelism, and educational outreach on Microsoft technologies.  Today there are less than 50 Access MVP’s worldwide. While Jeff focuses day to day on business management, IoT development, IT integrations and design, database architecture or other typical complex tasks, he also is a co-owner of Blue Heron Gardens, a commercial apiary running over 200 beehives.  Fresh honey is a small perk for many of our clients!

Mitch Redekopp

Mitch works with our clients day to day ensuring web development and IT projects are done to exceed customer expectations.  His background includes formal training in IT, Microsoft and CompTIA certifications, real-world business experience, and a true dedication to ensuring clients receive timely and professional support on their projects with Rivercity Technology Services.  Given the most difficult requests for IT solutions, Mitchell can assist our clients in finding a path to the best options which deliver results for our clients.  Mitchell is an avid soccer player and Manchester City fan, be sure to talk soccer with him when you can.