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Posted on 2004-10-21
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I would like to change the current of the DB, I know it's not possible to do it.

But what i'm trying to do is close the current Database and reopen it , is it possible to do this without closing Access and reopen it

Something i would like is close the current project (keeping an empty Access windows) an reopen the same with and now the new user logon.
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Question by:numeriss
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    Run a Shell command to first open your project as the new user and afterwards close the current connection. Result is the same but should have to be possible.
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    by:stevbe
    If you only need to be the "other user" to run a query or something then you could use the PrivDBEngine to log on to the same database as a different user ... the notes say it can be used to attach through a different workgroup but I think it will work just fine if you use the same one.

    Option Compare Database
    Option Explicit

    Sub OpenDBWithNewWorkgroupFile(PathToFile As String, _
                                   DefaultUser As String, _
                                   DefaultPwd As String, _
                                   PathToDatabase As String)
        ' This function uses the unsupported PrivDBEngine object to
        ' open a database using a different workgroup information file
        ' than the one being used as the default. You might do this if
        ' you want to access data that is in a secured database that uses
        ' a different workgroup information file.
       
        Dim dbe As PrivDBEngine
        Dim wrk As Workspace
        Dim dbs As Database
       
        ' Return a reference to a new instance of the PrivDBEngine object.
        Set dbe = New PrivDBEngine
        ' Set the SystemDB property to specify the workgroup file.
        dbe.SystemDB = PathToFile
        dbe.DefaultUser = DefaultUser
        dbe.DefaultPassword = DefaultPwd
        Set wrk = dbe.Workspaces(0)
        ' Open the secured database.
        Set dbs = wrk.OpenDatabase(PathToDatabase)
       
        'execute your inline SQL here
       
    End Sub

    Steve
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    by:numeriss
    I fact I want to get access to my Forms and report but with another user, i want something like Fast User Switching in Windows XP hehe
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    by:stevbe
    Why not just make seperate shorctuts and launch from there?

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    by:numeriss
    I used this code

        dbl = Shell("msaccess """ & CurrentDb.Name & """ /WRKGRP """ & DBEngine.SystemDB & """" & IIf(IsExclusive, " /EXCL", ""), vbMaximizedFocus)
        If dbl Then DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdExit
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