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Delete field from back end Access table using code

emcullen
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Last Modified: 2013-11-27
I have an Access application with a backend database.  I am changing the application and I need to delete some fields from the backend database.  SInce the application has been deployed around the world, I don't know the name of the backend databases that are out there or what version they are running.  I want to run a routine when the application opens that checks the fields in specific tables on the backend database the user chooses to connect to (they can name them anything they want) and if a field exists, delete it.  The code I've tried is as follows but it does not work: ( I took most of it from a previous question I had asked about adding a field to the same remote back end database - that code works like a charm)

Dim vPath As String
Dim db As Database
Dim tbl As DAO.TableDef
Dim fld As DAO.Field

Dim i As Integer
Dim bFound As Boolean

'remove rm_Line_type from rm_type_id
Set tbl = db.TableDefs("rm_type_id")   ' table name

bFound = False
i = 0
For i = 0 To tbl.Fields.Count - 1
    If tbl.Fields(i).Name = "rm_line_type" Then   ' field name to delete
        bFound = True
        Exit For
    End If
Next i
If bFound = True Then
    tbl.Fields.Delete "rm_Line_type"
End If
db.Close
Set fld = Nothing
Set tbl = Nothing
Set db = Nothing
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