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Display Database table names in a combo box, using ADO objects

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I am trying to add the names of tables located in a database to a combo box on my form. I need to use ADO objects. Any one can help?
I am using VB5 (Prof. & Enterprise version)

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Question by:nazar66
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by:mcix
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What is the back-end database?
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by:waty
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  Dim nI   As Integer
   
   For nI = 1 To DB.TableDefs.Count
      cbCombo.Add DB.TableDefs(nI).Name
   Next

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by:nazar66
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Waty,

I don't have the object DB in ADODB (ADO).
I can't see any methods or objects named TableDef in ADODB.

I know that the stored procedure sp_tables will return the tables in a database but I couldn't execute this proceture using ADO objects.


mcix,

The database is SQL Server (OLE DB) using the ADO objects.




Regards,

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by:mcix
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Did you get an error message or no results?
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by:waty
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the solution was for DAO, so reject my answer.
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Veroland earned 100 total points
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Use the following SQL statement , It worked for me:
"select name from sysobjects where type = 'U' order by name"

This brings the names of all the tables in the connected database
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   Dim nI As Integer
    For nI = 0 To Workspaces(0).Databases(0).TableDefs.Count - 1
        Combo1.AddItem Workspaces(0).Databases(0).TableDefs(nI).Name
    Next
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by:nazar66
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thanks
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