Executing Access Macro in Visual Basic 6.0

Posted on 2006-11-20
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I have code where I dont reference access in my project itself.  Can I execute a macro using the folliowing code?  I dont see the DoCmd options under my properties.  I would rather just use something similar to what I have and not reference access.  Here is what I use now:

        Set wsAccessWs = DBEngine.Workspaces(0)
        Set dbAccessDb = wsAccessWs.OpenDatabase(App.Path & gsDBName, False, False)

the dbAccessDb has .execute and then a query name.  But I dont see anything for executing a macro.  Thanks all.
Question by:sbornstein2
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Jim Horn earned 1000 total points
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You might be able to use Shell to start Access, then use the /x macroname command line switch to execute that specific macro
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You can use automation to instantiate an MSAccess object.  That will then allow you to invoke the .DoCMD method of the object to run the macro.

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