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finding a record in a table

finding a record in a table

finding a record in a table


  I have a database where a user inputs a password and I check the table record to see if it is there to grant them access to the forms.  This is the code I am using but it only finds the first record in the table.  I want it to search the whole column.
Dim db As Database, rs As Recordset
  Set db = CurrentDb
  Set rs = db.OpenRecordset("users", dbOpenTable)

Key = rs.Fields("password").Value
Password = InputBox("Enter your password")
If Password = Key Then
MsgBox ("this Works")
msgbox("Wrong Password")

Can someone please help me,  Thank You Travis

RE: finding a record in a table

if password is a text field you should have:
Key = rs.Fields("password") or
Key = rs!password or
Key = rs.Fields("password").Text
Key = rs.Fields("password").Value

Good luck!

RE: finding a record in a table

When you open the recordset, Access retrieves the first row for you. That's why your statement only gets the first row. You're not searching the table at all.

Try this instead:
  Dim db As Database, rs As Recordset
  Set db = CurrentDb
  Password = InputBox("Enter your password")
  Set rs = db.OpenRecordset("users", dbOpenTable)
  rs.FindFirst "password = '" & Password & "'"
  If rs.NoMatch Then
    MsgBox "Wrong Password"
    MsgBox "This Works"
  End If
  Set rs = Nothing
  Set db = Nothing

FindFirst searches the data for the first row that matches your search criteria. If it doesn't find any row, NoMatch will be True.

I should warn you, though, that this is pretty weak security. If a user can get to the Database Window, he/she can see all the passwords.

Rick Sprague

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