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Copy Access Table To Same Database

Kyle93815 asked
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
I need to copy a table (tbl_List) and call it (tbl_List_copy), all within the same Access database.  I need to do it from a VB6 application.

All I can locate online is code to copy the table structure, which is great, but I need the contents too.

If someone could provide any help, or a code example, it would really be great.  

I really appreciate it.

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(That copies the data, since you said you already have the structure)


I'm trying to use the following statement, but it won't let me:

qrySQL = INSERT INTO tbl_List_copy SELECT * FROM tbl_List

What am I doing wrong?


Ha, nevermind.  Stupid quotes.  It worked.


Strange, but I noticed that if any of the fields are blank, it doesn't copy the record.

Any way around this?

You can use:

     conn.Execute "SELECT * INTO tbl_List_copy FROM tbl_List"

in order to copy a table AND it's structure to a new table (Indexes and PK's may need to be updated manually)

You will only be able to do this once, because a second time the table will already exist.

In that case, you can either:
1. Add new data to it using the above mentioned INSERT INTO:
     conn.Execute "INSERT INTO tbl_List_copy SELECT * FROM tbl_List"

2. Or use a
     conn.Execute "DELETE * FROM tbl_List_copy"

   and then a INSERT INTO
   conn.Execute "INSERT INTO tbl_List_copy SELECT * FROM tbl_List"
   in order to remove old data and feed it with new data again.

Or, you can delete the table with:

     conn.Execute "DROP Table tbl_List_copy"

and use another SELECT INTO
    conn.Execute "SELECT * INTO tbl_List_copy FROM tbl_List"

to copy the table and it's contents again.

You can also use a SELECT INTO

to just copy a table's structure.
  Dim CONN As New ADODB.Connection
   Dim FromRS As New ADODB.Recordset
   Dim ToCONN As New ADODB.Connection
   Dim ToRS As New ADODB.Recordset
   Dim fld As ADODB.Field

   If Not (FromRS.BOF And FromRS.EOF) Then
         For i = 0 To FromRS.RecordCount - 1
            For Each fld In FromRS.Fields
               ToRS(fld.Name) = FromRS(fld.Name)
         Next i
      End If

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