TableDef Properties

which property tells me if a table is linked or not?

i.e. TableDefs(xx).Properties(???)

thanks
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mydatabaseguyCommented:
For this to work you have to have a reference set to DAO (Ask me and I will tell you how to do this)
This code will pop up a message box listing all the linked tables by name


Dim db As Database
Dim tdf As TableDef
Set db = CurrentDb
For Each tdf In db.TableDefs
        If Len(tdf.Connect) > 0 Then
            MsgBox db.TableDefs(tdf.Name).Name
        End If
Next tdf
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flavoCommented:
here's a quick example
Dim tbl As DAO.TableDef
Dim db As DAO.Database

Set db = CurrentDb

For Each tbl In db.TableDefs
    If Left(tbl.Name, 4) = "msys" Then
        'system table
        'skip it
    Else
       If tbl.Properties("Connect") = "" Then
            MsgBox "not linked " & tbl.Name
        Else
            MsgBox "linked " & tbl.Name & Chr(10) & tbl.Properties("Connect")
        End If
    End If
Next

Dave
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flavoCommented:
hmm.. tooo slow i guess
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mydatabaseguyCommented:
Sorry... you can do it without setting a reference using late binding
this way

Dim db
Dim tdf
Set db = CurrentDb
Set tdf = db.TableDefs
For Each tdf In db.TableDefs
        If Len(tdf.Connect) > 0 Then
            MsgBox db.TableDefs(tdf.Name).Name
        End If
Next tdf

set tdf = nothing
set db = nothing
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