create a blank mdb file??

Posted on 2003-02-27
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Last Modified: 2012-05-04

I would like to know how can I create a blank mdb file by code?
Question by:ping1234
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hongjun earned 200 total points
ID: 8039286
Try this.
Before you do that, do this

Make sure "Microsoft DAO 3.x Object Library" is checked.

Option Explicit

Private Sub Form_Load()
    CreateDatabase "c:\db1.mdb"
End Sub

Private Function CreateDatabase(DBFullPath As String) As Boolean
Dim db As Database

On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
Set db = DBEngine.CreateDatabase(DBFullPath, dbLangGeneral)

CreateDatabase = True
If Not db Is Nothing Then db.Close

End Function


Author Comment

ID: 8039382
Thanks for your help!

Expert Comment

ID: 8039400
Unless your adding to an existing program that uses DAO I would use ADO for this.
You can use the ADOX object
You will need to add a reference to the "Microsoft ADO Ext. for DDL and Security"

You can then use the ADOX.Catalog and ADOX.Table objects to make your database.

If you want a complete explaination just let me know and i will post it.
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Expert Comment

ID: 8039407
Thanks for selecting my comment as the answer. But why the grade of "B"? It could have been an A grade since my comment solved your problem directly. Note that a grade A given does not differ from a grade B or C to a questionner. It will not affect your question points value but rather it only affect your grading record. Your grading record will be better if you shows consistent A grading awarding habit.

Please see Tip #11 - Grade quickly and fairly

Please explain the reason for the B grade.


Author Comment

ID: 8039451
I am very sorry that I am fresh in using the Expert Exchange system, so I don't really know the grading system.

Is there any way to change the posed grade?


Expert Comment

ID: 8039524
Well it wasn't the best way to solve the problem, so it only seems fitting that the grade was not an A.  That would imply that you not only solved the problem but did so in the best possible way.
It seems like the grade letters fly around a bit to easily, I am constently seeing people get A's for adhoc spagehtti code simply because it works.  Most of the time it doesnt actually solve the problem, it just puts a bandaid on it.  I don't think honqiun's code falls into that category, it was good and solved the problem, but I think that a grade of B is fair.
Why complain about a good grade?

Expert Comment

ID: 8039540
Per agreement, grade changed.

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Expert Comment

ID: 8039547
sorry, i didnt quite understand the grading system....honqion's code is definately an A

honquin: my appologie...

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