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Prob getting value from function

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by dgmoore@erols.com, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. dgmoore@erols.com

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    This is an easy one, but not something I work with very much. I need to
    use the value returned by a function in a query, but am encountering an

    Function GetIDs()

    Dim db As Database
    Dim IDs As Recordset
    Dim strIDs As String
    Set db = CurrentDb()
    Set IDs = db.OpenRecordset("tbl_x")

    ....[loop through table and generate strIDs]...

    GetIDs = strIDs

    Here I get error 'Expected function or variable'.

    I have an (apparently) analogous function that works fine:

    Public PageDate As Date
    Function GetDate()
    If PageDate = "12:00:00 AM" Then
    GetDate = Format(Date, "mm/dd/yy")
    GetDate = PageDate
    End If

    I'm not seeing where the function that works is different from the one
    that doesn't. Could somebody point out the error of my ways?

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  3. OP

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    Duh - I was trying to execute GetIDs as a Sub rather than a function.
    It works fine now. Amazing how dumb you (I) can be...
  4. OP

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    OK - I'm back. My function returns the correct string, but it doesn't
    work in my query:

    select .... from .... where ... In(GetDepsID())));

    If I put the string directly in the query it works correctly, but with
    the function it returns no records.

    Any suggestions?

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