• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 518
  • Last Modified:

AutoNumber for DAO CreateField

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?
0
mdoleman
Asked:
mdoleman
1 Solution
 
tomookCommented:
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

1
 
mdolemanAuthor Commented:
Thanks Tomook, that's the answer; ashamed I didn't find that one myself.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now