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Posted on 1999-01-25
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I am trying to close one database and open another.

Why doesn't this work?

 Public Sub Vermilion()
 Application.CloseCurrentDatabase
 Application.NewCurrentDatabase "c:\acadiana\vermilion   parish directory.mdb"
 DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdOpenDatabase
 End Sub

The current dara base closes OK, but then nothing. BTW the path is correct.

Thanks.
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CloseCurrentDatabase is an Access method.
So I guess this Sub lives inside the current database.
After you close that database, the code is unloaded and subsequent lines are not executed.

You can't switch databases from within a database.

You can, however, open two databases at the same time from code.
So if you don't need to actually use the _interface_ on the second database, just open the second one using the OpenDatabase method. That will open Vermilion.mdb invisibly, but available to VBA manipulation of the data.
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