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AutoNumber for DAO CreateField

Posted on 1998-08-18
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From what I gather so far, it does not seem to be possible to create a field object (i.e. CreateField) with an AutoNumber datatype using Access VBA/DAO. Is this correct? If so, there's got to be a trick to get around it somehow, doesn't there?
My hunch is that the AutoNumber thing is part of one of those special Document objects that Access tags onto certain DAOs (i.e., custom property), and is specific only to Access, and not really supported solely at the DAO level. Am I on the right track? Completely off-base?
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tomook earned 600 total points
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Try this:

Sub CreateTableWithAutonumber(TableName As String)
    Dim db As Database
    Dim td As TableDef
    Dim fd As Field
   
    Set db = CurrentDB
    Set td = CurrentDB.CreateTableDef("tblTestAutonum")
   
    Set fd = td.CreateField("fldTestAutonum")
    fd.Type = dbLong
    ' Here is the real trick. Have to set the attributes.
    fd.Attributes = dbAutoIncrField
    td.Fields.Append fd
    db.TableDefs.Append td
   
    Set fd = Nothing
    Set td = Nothing
    Set db = Nothing
End Sub

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by:mdoleman
ID: 1959576
Thanks Tomook, that's the answer; ashamed I didn't find that one myself.
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