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How  can VB load an Access DB in Access?

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As a near novice, can someone tell me how to load an Access DB into Access (onClick, say) from an .exe?
I suspect it's very easy.....is it?
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by:AndrewDev
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Try this code to add a new table into an Access database

http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=439
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by:AndrewDev
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Rereading a question what do you mean by load an Access DB into Access. If it is already an Access DB isn't it in Access already?

What exactly ar eyou trying to do?

Regards
Andrew
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by:cyfiddler
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Andrew, Sorry I should have explained further.
The ultimate aim is to autorun a DB direct from a CD,using autorun.inf.
Ideally, the Access DB would run directly, but (hopefully)the VBproject.exe could act as an intermediary (one of the limitations of autorun.inf)
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by:jrspano
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are you going to put the vb program on the cd also?  you will have to install all the dll and other things the program needs on the client cpu to get it to run.
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You can use the ShellExecute API to lauch any file with its associated application:

-- code --

Public Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Const SW_SHOWNORMAL = 1

Call ShellExecute(me.hwnd,"open", "mydatabase.mdb",0,"",SW_SHOWNORMAL)

-- end code --

Even works with URLs' too:

Call ShellExecute(me.hwnd,"open", "http://www.experts-exchange.com",0,"",SW_SHOWNORMAL)
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I know RustyG has locked this question by proposing an answer but I think this would do it for you

Open a File with its Associated Application
http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=525

This contains two methods one using the registry and the second one is the one that RustyG proposed. Have a look at both and take your pick

Good Luck
Andrew
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RustyG
I know you are new to EE so this is a gentle warning to prevent other experts slagging you off in future.

It is an unwritten rule that we dont propose answers to enable other experts to contribute. There are often many possible solutions to a problem and it is best to let the person who asked the question decide which comment to accept.

Regards
Andrew :)
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Whoops!
Sorry guys, didn't realise that Posting an 'Answer' would lock it for others.  Sorry to step on any virtual toes - it won't happen again!
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as explained by AndrewDev
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RustyG
No problem, I was only prevented from making the same mistake by a coleague. For further clarification and advice follow the tips on comments and answers link below.
Hope you have lots of fun on EE

Regards
Andrew :)
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We used Call ShellExecute and it worked fine.

Thanks.......
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