VBA - working with data videos | How do I find the data type of a column in an ADODB recordset?

Posted by Andrew Gould on 14 May 2021

This video explains how to check the Type property of a field in an ADODB recordset to determine its data type. You'll learn about the ADODB Data Type enumeration and how to translate the code numbers into meaningful descriptions. You'll also learn how to apply specific date or number formatting to a column based on its data type. The video also covers a bug with the CopyFromRecordset method which results in cells on the wrong worksheet being formatted as dates when you insert new worksheets.

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This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Check ADODB Data Types.xlsm Excel workbook with macros The workbook containing the VBA code
Movies.xlsx Excel workbook The source data for the queries

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