Add a field to a table using VBA

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How can I add a field to the end of my table using a VBA script?

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you can use a  DDL string


Dim strSQL as String
strSQL = "ALTER TABLE MyTable ADD Column MyColumn Text(20)"
Currentdb.Execute strSQL

Where MyTable is the name of your table and MyColumn is the name of your field
You will have to change Text(20) depending on the data type and size of the field you want
saulius88AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the post. Is there any way I could also check if the field already exists?
This should do it!

Dim db as database
dim found as boolean

set db = currentdb

i = 0
while not i = db.tabledefs("MyTable").fields.count - 1
  if  db.tabledefs("MyTable").fields(i) = "MyColumn" then
    found = true
    i = db.tabledefs("MyTable").fields.count - 1
    found = false
    i = i + 1
  end if

if found <> true then
  strSQL = "ALTER TABLE MyTable ADD Column MyColumn Text(20)"
  Currentdb.Execute strSQL
end if

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saulius88AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thanks a bunch.
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