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You tried to call Update or CancelUpdate or attempted to update a Field in a recordset without first calling AddNew or Edit. (Error 3020)

On a Microsoft Access database engine database, you called the Update or CancelUpdate method but did not use the AddNew or Edit method before writing data to a record.

On an ODBCDirect database, this error occurs when you attempt to write data to a record without first calling AddNew or Edit.

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