Loop through Forms collection and debug.print Forms Recordsource

Posted on 2004-08-17
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I need to ba able to run some code that loops through all the form objects I have in my Access 2000 database, and pull out the name of the recordsource used by that form.  Any help much appreciated.

Question by:Philbee
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stevbe earned 125 total points
ID: 11820051
what version of Access do you have?

Public Function DebugRS()
    Dim frm As AccessObject
    For Each frm In AllForms
        DoCmd.OpenForm frm.Name, acDesign
        Debug.Print Forms(frm.Name).RecordSource
        DoCmd.Close acForm, frm.Name, acSaveNo

End Function


Expert Comment

ID: 11820092
This one is the same, but works with versions before 2000:

Public Sub ListFormSources()
Dim frm As Form
Dim db As Database
Dim i As Integer
Dim FormName As String

Set db = CurrentDb()
For i = 0 To db.Containers("Forms").Documents.count - 1
    FormName = db.Containers("Forms").Documents(i).Name
    DoCmd.OpenForm FormName, acDesign
    Set frm = Forms(FormName)
    Debug.Print frm.Name & " RecordSource = " & frm.RecordSource
    DoCmd.Close acForm, FormName
Next i

End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 11820093
Thanks for that.  Almost got it myself.
LVL 39

Expert Comment

ID: 11820143
you may need to change AllForms to


you could also get this from the DOcumenter ...

Tools --> Analyze --> Documenter


Author Comment

ID: 11820158
Cheers, made the adjustments myself.  Thanks again

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