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Opening a access mdb with vba

Posted on 2004-04-21
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Hi all,

I'm trying to call another access mdb on a commandbutton_click()
Synatx as follows:

stAppName = "C:\Project\Inventory.mdb"
Call Shell(stAppName, 1)

This throws me an error "Invalid procedure call or argument".
If I were to change to this,

stAppName = "Access.exe C:\Project\Inventory.mdb"

It tells me file not found. Suggestions please?

Xhenkaii
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nathaniel earned 200 total points
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try this one,

sub openthefile
   dim stAppName
   stAppName = Shell("msaccess.exe C:\Project\Inventory.mdb",1)
end sub

in calling the procedure:
type: call openthefile

hope this helps,
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by:flavo
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Shell ("C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Msaccess.exe C:\Project\Inventory.mdb",1)
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by:xhenkaii
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Thanks guys.

I'll accept nlhizon ans as he was first and it works.

Xhenkaii
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