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Posted on 1999-06-23
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Last Modified: 2010-05-02
How can I fill a list box with all the tables of from a database .MDB file and then choose one table from the list and delete that table. I use DAO/VB6 no data control.

Thanks in advance
Question by:abidsml
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Accepted Solution

jdunck earned 60 total points
ID: 1519304
Create a project w/ a reference to DAO.

Paste this file into notepad, and save it as Form1.frm.

Add the form to the project you just created.

Change the OpenDatabase argument to the path of your database.



Begin VB.Form Form1
   Caption         =   "Form1"
   ClientHeight    =   3195
   ClientLeft      =   60
   ClientTop       =   345
   ClientWidth     =   4680
   LinkTopic       =   "Form1"
   ScaleHeight     =   3195
   ScaleWidth      =   4680
   StartUpPosition =   3  'Windows Default
   Begin VB.CommandButton cmdDelete
      Caption         =   "Command1"
      Height          =   615
      Left            =   600
      TabIndex        =   1
      Top             =   2160
      Width           =   1455
   Begin VB.ListBox List1
      Height          =   1035
      Left            =   840
      TabIndex        =   0
      Top             =   720
      Width           =   3255
Attribute VB_Name = "Form1"
Attribute VB_GlobalNameSpace = False
Attribute VB_Creatable = False
Attribute VB_PredeclaredId = True
Attribute VB_Exposed = False
Option Explicit
Dim mdbDatabase As DAO.Database

Private Sub cmdDelete_Click()
   Dim pstrSQL As String
   'remove it from db
   pstrSQL = "DROP TABLE " & List1.Text
   mdbDatabase.Execute pstrSQL
   'remove it from the list
   List1.RemoveItem List1.ListIndex
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
  Dim ptdTable As DAO.TableDef
   Set mdbDatabase = OpenDatabase("C:\Audit\Database\audit.mdb")

  For Each ptdTable In mdbDatabase.TableDefs
    List1.AddItem ptdTable.Name

End Sub


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