troubleshooting Question

how can exce vba open an access query then immediately return to vba

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The following excel code opens an access query.  but, myQry has criteria:   select * from mytable where cily like  [enter part of city name] & "*"

I have to wait for the input criteria to be entered, before the control is returned to excel.  
Is there any way to prevent that, without changing myQry?  (One way is to use Shell, but I prefer using automation.)

Option Explicit
Dim oApp As Object
Sub openQryx()
    If oApp Is Nothing Then Call openoApp
    oApp.docmd.openquery "myQry"
End Sub

Sub openoApp()
   Dim lPath
    lPath = "S:\.....mdb"

    If oApp Is Nothing Then
        Set oApp = CreateObject("Access.Application")
        oApp.Visible = True
        oApp.OpenCurrentDatabase lPath
    End If
End Sub
Leigh Purvis
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