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Does anybody know a tools or SQL syntax that can desribe table structure of Ms Access database ?
I want the same result that produce by Oracle syntax :
desc tablename;

desc tableA;

result :

aaaa  char(5);
bbbb  integer;

but this time, I used MS Access .mdb

I need this for the software documentation

Thanks for your help.
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by:jsweby
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Access has a table analyser, is that any good? Go to Tools | Analyse | Table to get a documented field and index structure of your table(s).

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by:Suat Ozgur
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Private Sub DescTable(tblName As String)

Set db = CurrentDb
For i = 0 To db.tabledefs(tblName).Fields.Count - 1
    Debug.Print db.tabledefs(tblName).Fields(i).Properties(4).Value & "-" & db.tabledefs(tblName).Fields(i).Properties(3).Value
Next i
End Sub

You can call this sub like this for tableA:

Call DescTable("tableA")

results would be written into immediate window like you described above.

field1name : field1Type(numeric)
field2name : field2Type(numeric)
...
fieldnname : fieldnType(numeric)

You can assign strings for types and display strings instead of numeric values.


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by:Suat Ozgur
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You can also get the Descriptions for fields by using Property index 23:

db.tabledefs(0).fields(0).properties(23).value

gives description for related field. But you should be careful because it will cause an error if description is empty. So you can use error handler for empty descriptions.

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zhoujingxiong:

Was smozqur's answer sufficient? If not, please post again.

Thanks!

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by:Suat Ozgur
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I completely forgot this question since i saw this profile.

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z---'s last login was December. Points will be awarded to smozgur if Z does not return with a viable objection.

thanks!
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by:Suat Ozgur
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Hi amp,

I think z... thinks that s/he wouldnot need EE anymore. But i will remember his nick for his possible next questions.

regards
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smozgur:

You deserved the points, here they are:

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