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Change table link in MS Access using VBA

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I know how to get the link from a table to a table in another database, but I don't know how to change it.  Example, a table links to a table in "C:\Data\Old\Database.mdb" and I want it changed to "D:\Data\New\Database.mdb".  Due to the number of tables & links involved, I need it done via code instead of the manual process.  It would have to be looped for each table found in a database without having to specify the table (link) names.

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try this


Public Sub ListMyTables()

    Dim db As DAO.Database
    Dim tbl As TableDef
    Dim sOldPath As String
    Dim sNewPath As String
   
    sOldPath = "C:\Data\Old\Database.mdb"
    sNewPath = "D:\Data\New\Database.mdb"
   
    Set db = CurrentDb
    For Each tbl In db.TableDefs
        'if table has a connect string, check its contains oldpath then replace with newpath
        If Len(tbl.Connect) > 0 Then
            Debug.Print tbl.Name, tbl.Attributes, tbl.SourceTableName, tbl.Connect
            If InStr(1, tbl.Connect, sOldPath) > 0 Then
                tbl.Connect = Replace(tbl.Connect, sOldPath, sNewPath)
                tbl.RefreshLink
            End If
        End If
    Next tbl
End Sub

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Awesome!  Thanks!!!
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No probs
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