This solution requires the use of ADO - refer to How to connect to ADO or RDO (BB4034).
Private Sub FindSolicitorID()

  Dim Cnxn1 As ADODB.Connection

  Dim oRS As ADODB.Recordset

  Dim sSQL As String


  Dim lID as Long

  'set this to the system record of the solicitor

  lID = 280

  'search the database based on the system record ID of the solicitor



  Set Cnxn1 = New ADODB.Connection

  'create the connection string

  Cnxn1.ConnectionString = "DSN=dsnname;UID=username;PWD=pwd;"


  Set oRS = Cnxn1.Execute(sSQL)


  'loop through the solicitors and return the User_ID

  Do Until oRS.EOF


  Debug.Print oRS.Fields("USER_ID")







  Set oRecord = Nothing

End Sub

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