How to Add/Update/Delete Record using MS Access Database

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can u make same program in vb6?

Search for multi column combobox above. The concept is the same with this program.

If TextBox1.Text <> "" And TextBox2.Text <> "" And TextBox3.Text <> "" And TextBox4.Text <> "" And TextBox5.Text <> "" Then
Dim up As String = "Update guadalupe set [email protected],[email protected],[email protected],[email protected],[email protected]"
Dim cmd As New OleDbCommand(up, con)
cmd.Parameters.Add(New OleDbParameter("@DR", OleDbType.VarChar, 15)).Value = TextBox1.Text
'cmd.Parameters.Add(New OleDbParameter("@DR", OleDbType.VarChar, 15)).Value = TextBox1.Text
cmd.Parameters.Add(New OleDbParameter("@address", OleDbType.VarChar, 15)).Value = TextBox2.Text
cmd.Parameters.Add(New OleDbParameter("@description", OleDbType.VarChar, 15)).Value = TextBox3.Text
cmd.Parameters.Add(New OleDbParameter("@price", OleDbType.VarChar, 15)).Value = TextBox4.Text
cmd.Parameters.Add(New OleDbParameter("@petsa", OleDbType.VarChar, 15)).Value = TextBox5.Text

MsgBox("Successfully updated")
MsgBox("Please complete the form")
End If


i read ur code ...and there is a problem that
there is needed a 'where ' clause to update a specific row , that's why ur code updating all rows.
ex: Update table1 set name='xyz' where id='123'

hi gud pm., can i ask? how can i run the program that ive download already?? i need ur reply now., thank you..

Don't be too rush when asking question. You need to be polite sometimes to be answered.

You need to run this source code.

do you have simple code in finding record in the database?

That's pretty simple. Just add a textbox and modify the SQL string. If you still don't know how to do this then reply to this msg and I will create one for you if I have time.

please post the coding.....for finding a record using datagrid or textbox....

Browse Visual Basic .NET section. I have already done this.

Hi sir, i just view the video about how to add,edit,save,delete,and search..

can you teach me sir what are the codes for that buttons
because i really want to know sir on what are the codes for those buttons sir for my studies.

I'm just a second year college student willing to know about visual basic studio 2005.

Pls. answer me sir or pls help me sir..

Thank you

Sir, i will be waiting for your respond.. just send it to me sir in my e-mail
[email protected]

can you give us any idea how to use query using and access?? thank you sir..

I have been coding for several years and now using 2008. When I try to run your code I get an error on Object reference not set to an instance of an object,

newRow = dt.NewRow() Line 98 I set dt = new datatable because 99% of the time when I see this error it is because the the instance was not created as a new instance. Any Ideas? What version did you code this in ? Thanks Dwain

I'm using 2008, too. I tested it several times without error.

thankyou for the code

Thank for this code it help us, , ,

and i was edited this program, , to improve it.

Thanks you very much, , ,


Hi! It's been a while since I coded something and that was VB6 then. Do you have time to share some codes/programs using VB2008 as I am using it now. I just need to refresh my knowledge. thank you. My email: yan(at)yanspeaks(dot)com
Thank you kabayan!

Hi kababayan,

Yes you can download the hotel reservation system, enrollment system and you can also study some of my tutorials about .net.

your source code is very userful as im making a project in vb.net2008 with access database.its really very appriciated.will u plz upload the coding of granting the permisiion of different user for accessing the software or data or it send on my id [email protected]'


Please use the code in hotel reservation system. It has a user permission.

Thanx for the replied.I want to ask that how the data is view through the list view.I mean like customer id shown in list view and when user click on the id,it shows the full detail of that customer in different fields that fields like cus id,name ,add.i saw ur list view project.but in this fields are also shown from database.i just want to show only data from database and not the fields name.thats field name,i put throgh the components like textboxes.labels and button.will u plz tell how its done,when user clicked on cust id in list view and records would be shown of that customer.


There's a lot of sample of this in almost of my code. Download it and study how it works.

Hello, Could you tell me how to be strong in started in from beginner,but I don't where should i begin.
Anyway Could you tell me which book should i take a look for the first time? or any website ?


If you want to become a professional programmer I suggest you take a look at the Books section above.

You may also wish to study "Database Programming Made Easy".

Anyway,would you like tell me where should i pick up that book"Database Programming Make Easy"? I really interesting with your programming code.On the other hand How long did you study with it? where could i finding that course?

Thank you for helping me!

I suggest you take a loot at this book Beginning VB 2008 Databases: From Novice to Professional.

Since I'm not new to VB I leart VB.NET almost a month after studying its concept.

Follwing is the coding of save and retrive the image from ms access database in vb.net2008.but its through input box.I just want that user click on a account no.from combobox and image is displayed.

  1. Imports System.Data.OleDb
  2. Imports System.IO
  4. Public Class Form7
  5. Public ImageSlno As Integer
  6. Public con As New OleDb.OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source =C:\Documents and Settings\Pankaj Arora\My Documents\database.mdb") ' connection srting
  8. Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
  9. Call Insert_Image()
  10. End Sub
  12. Private Sub Button3_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button3.Click
  13. Try
  14. OpenFileDialog1.Filter = "Bmp Files(*.bmp)|*.bmp|Gif Files(*.gif)|*.gif|Jpg Files(*.jpg)|*.jpg"
  15. OpenFileDialog1.ShowDialog()
  16. PictureBox1.Image = Image.FromFile(OpenFileDialog1.FileName)
  17. Catch
  19. End Try
  20. End Sub
  21. Public Sub Insert_Image()
  22. Try
  23. Dim st As New FileStream(OpenFileDialog1.FileName, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read)
  24. Dim mbr As BinaryReader = New BinaryReader(st)
  25. Dim buffer(st.Length) As Byte
  26. mbr.Read(buffer, 0, CInt(st.Length))
  27. st.Close()
  28. con.Open()
  29. Dim Str As String = "insert into imageTable(photo) values(?)"
  30. Dim Cmd As New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand(Str, con)
  31. Cmd.Parameters.Add("@photo", System.Data.OleDb.OleDbType.Binary, buffer.Length).Value = buffer
  32. Cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
  33. con.Close()
  34. MsgBox("Image Saved Successfully")
  35. Catch ex As Exception
  36. con.Close()
  37. MsgBox("Error In Insertphoto", MsgBoxStyle.Critical, "Error")
  38. MsgBox(ex.ToString)
  39. End Try
  40. End Sub
  42. Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
  43. Try
  44. ImageSlno = InputBox("Insert Slno ", , "0")
  46. Call LoadPhoto(ImageSlno)
  47. Catch ex As Exception
  48. MsgBox(ex.ToString)
  49. End Try
  50. End Sub
  51. Public Sub LoadPhoto(ByVal slno As Decimal)
  52. ' display image from the database
  53. Try
  54. Dim str As String = "SELECT photo FROM ImageTable WHERE slno = " & slno
  55. con.Open()
  56. Dim cmd As New OleDb.OleDbCommand(str, con)
  57. Dim b() As Byte
  58. b = cmd.ExecuteScalar()
  59. con.Close()
  60. If (b.Length > 0) Then
  61. Dim stream As New MemoryStream(b, True)
  62. stream.Write(b, 0, b.Length)
  63. DrawToScale(New Bitmap(stream))
  64. stream.Close()
  65. End If
  66. Catch ex As Exception
  67. 'MsgBox(ex.ToString)
  68. End Try
  69. End Sub
  70. 'Function to Create Instance For the Image From the Buffer
  71. Private Sub DrawToScale(ByVal bmp As Image)
  72. PictureBox1.Image = New Bitmap(bmp)
  73. End Sub
  75. Private Sub Form7_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
  77. End Sub
  78. End Class

Plz anybody help me.its urgent.


Use the following code.

  1. Private Sub ComboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles ComboBox1.SelectedIndexChanged
  2. Try
  3. ImageSlno = ComboBox1.Text
  5. Call LoadPhoto(ImageSlno)
  6. Catch ex As Exception
  7. MsgBox(ex.ToString)
  8. End Try
  9. End Sub

But I'm still wondering why you ask this. Because it is very easy. With your code above it seems that you know this already.

How to insert a data into two table by using acces database with


Kindly study Database Programming Made Easy.

I already discuss everything in there.

Hi friend i already download your Code.
But i want to clear that can i able to access Msdatabase File from web server.
if possible please explain me

my id is [email protected]

Are you planning to create a website using ms access database? Yes this is possible to access ms database from your web server.

Gud day sir!

i want to seek help on how to change the datasource of a report in the choice of the user dynamically..

in short.. one report viewer, multiple rdlc files can be shown simultaneously.. hust a sample code..

hope for your kind help! more power and godbless!


i have two tables using acces database and i need to insert the same records in that two particular tables.The problem is that, "I can only save the records into one table and the other table is empty.".I hope you can help me with this particular problem, i'll apreciated it so much..thank you..

if its ok, heres my eadd: [email protected]

gives use some snapshot of you work.

sir..gud am...can u teach me the hard coding connection of my project to ms access as my back end with out using any control...purely coding???...adding record in table updating retrieving and deleting...thx in advance...

i am already design the code using 2005 for insert data in the table ,
but when i am again run that program then all the previous value of the table will delete and again newly entry value are store in table
my code:
Imports System.Data.OleDb

Public Class Form1
Dim con As New OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" & Application.StartupPath & "\raghu1stdb.mdb")

'Dim da As OleDbDataAdapter
Dim da As New OleDbDataAdapter("select * from table1", con)
'Dim x As String = "select *from table1"
' da = New OleDbDataAdapter(x, con)
Dim ds As New DataSet, dt As New DataTable, dr As DataRow
Dim i As Integer
Dim bm As BindingManagerBase : Dim cb As OleDbCommandBuilder
Dim cm As OleDbCommand
Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

Dim x As String = "select *from table1 "
da = New OleDbDataAdapter
da.SelectCommand = New OleDbCommand(x, con)

da = New OleDbDataAdapter(x, con)
ds = New DataSet
da.Fill(ds, "name1")
dt = ds.Tables("name1")
dr = dt.NewRow
bm = Me.BindingContext(dt)
cb = New OleDbCommandBuilder(da)
End Sub

Private Sub Bsave_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Bsave.Click
dr = dt.NewRow
dr.Item("ID") = Txtid.Text
dr.Item("Name") = txtname.Text
dr.Item("Address") = txtadd.Text
da.Fill(ds, "name1")
dt = ds.Tables("name1")

MessageBox.Show("datais update")
End Sub

End Class

so what i will do
plz send the code for save in db using
as soon as posible plz send me i need that
plz send in my mail id: [email protected]

Kindly download one of the code in Database Programming Made Easy.

I have already done this.

hi,, i copied your code about how to add update delete,,, the one thats above,,,, after ive done everything already (including the module, forms, designs, everything) it shows an error "Error while trying to run your project. could not load file or assembly 'add,deletewithaccess' or one of its dependencies. the given assembly name or code was invalid. (exception from HRESULT:0x80131047)" by the way 'add,deletewithaccess' is the filename of the project i saved in... please help....

This is a strange error. May I know what version of VB.NET you are using?

i dont know how to insert record in access database. i have a formCustomer to that has txtLastName, txtFirstName and txtContact.. when i click the add button it should add the record in the database then i should view the list in the main form.. your code is quite hard to understand because im only a beginner. and is it ok to insert the record from 1 form to another or there are codes needed so that i can access it to the other form.?

here is my code.

Private Sub btnAccept_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnAccept.Click
Dim con As New OleDb.OleDbConnection
con.ConnectionString = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Persist Security Info=False;Data Source=..\data\YayaDB.mdb"
Dim query = "INSERT INTO Customer(Last Name,First Name, Contact No) VALUES(@LastName, @FirstName, @Contact)"
Dim cmd = New OleDbCommand(query, con)
cmd.Connection = con

cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@LastName", txtLastName.Text)
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@FirstName", txtFirstName.Text)
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@Contact", txtContactNo.Text)



End Sub

If you follow the on Database Programming Made Easy you will learn how easy it is to insert data into an MS Access database.

Am new in .net and programming as well, i would like you help me save into and retrieve picture from the datebase.thank you.

Nice Sample...
I got a challenge for you...

ListView Groups...
Group the list according to the Header Collumns that is being clicked.

hy i wanted to add images in the ms access 2003, but i forgot how the step is.could u please tell me how?

If you mean saving an image in an access table then it is automatic. You can use ole object as the data type.

Plz help in creating database by code
my email id [email protected]

i want 2 move data without using binding navigator in but i want to use buttons like first, previous, last & next. please help me!!!

Added to my todo list.

Hi ... Thanks for the example,but Could you please provid the same example using SQL?


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