Creating an Auto Number field in MSAccess using "DbAutoIncrField "

Posted on 2001-07-06
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hi Guys,

If I wanted to create an Autonumber field called "Id" in an MS Access table , what extra would I need to add to the code below...

Dim dbsNorthwind As Database
   Dim tdfNew As TableDef
   Dim fldLoop As Field
   Dim prpLoop As Property

   Set dbsNorthwind = OpenDatabase("Northwind.mdb")

   Set tdfNew = dbsNorthwind.CreateTableDef("NewTableDef")

   ' Create and append new Field objects for the new
   ' TableDef object.
   With tdfNew
      ' The CreateField method will set a default Size
      ' for a new Field object if one is not specified.
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("TextField", dbText)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("IntegerField", dbInteger)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("DateField", dbDate)
   End With

   dbsNorthwind.TableDefs.Append tdfNew

Thanx in advance,

Question by:garrenb
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Accepted Solution

casassus earned 100 total points
ID: 6259609
For instance

.Fields.Append .CreateField("ID", dbLong)
.fields("ID").Attributes = dbAutoIncrField    


Author Comment

ID: 6259767

You know I must have tried almost every method of getting this to work. If I had asked this question 2 hours ago I might have some hair left.

Many thanks,


Author Comment

ID: 6260084
Hey Cassasus,

Following on from here, is it easy to set a field's attribute to Allow Zero Length?  

50 Points on offer for u.



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