MS Access VBA accessing to SQL Server

This article expect you know how to create a Form with a button in Microsoft Access. Like it or not they are still many Microsoft Access users out there today, like a group that I am teaching today. Unfortunately C# has never come into play on Microsoft Office VBA. VBA is still pretty much of VB6 and not very VB.NET alike. People still looking on how to read data from Microsoft SQL Server. I have tested the following code in MS Access 2016 to access SQL Server 2014 as well as Microsoft Access 365 to access SQL Server 2016, it works.

Private Sub Command1_Click()

Dim con As New ADODB.Connection

Dim strSQL As String

Dim rstNwind As New ADODB.Recordset

con.ConnectionString = “Provider=’sqloledb’;Data Source=’TRAINER\SQLEXPRESS’;” & _

“Initial Catalog=’NorthWind’;Integrated Security=’SSPI’;”


strSQL = “SELECT * FROM Customers”

With rstNwind

Set .ActiveConnection = con

.CursorType = adOpenKeyset

.CursorLocation = adUseClient

.LockType = adLockOptimistic

.Open strSQL

End With

Set Me.Recordset = rstNwind

Me.txtCompany.ControlSource = “CompanyName”

Me.txtContact.ControlSource = “ContactName”

End Sub

Also don’t forget to set the reference to ADO Library.


About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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