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OK, pretty simple I think.  I have a split DB with a FE (front-end) and a BE (back-end) database (thanks to some help in a previous question).

Now in the front end application I want to do the following:

When the main form opens, query the BE database and see if the latest record in the VERSIONS table matches my "hard coded" version in the FE.  If so, display a button and have it execute a query to update the BE db, etc, etc.

So, I know how to do just about all of it accept access that external database.  i know the code is something like this:

Dim db As Database
Set db = OpenDatabase(MyDB)
db.Execute "ALTER TABLE patient ADD COLUMN pMiddleName Text"

The DB is located in the SAME directory as the FE database, but I assume "MyDB" needs to be an absolute path, so I was looking for a function like Server.MapPath (a .asp function) - since I know it is in the same directory, but I won;t always know the absolute path.
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Currentproject.Path

will give you the path of the CurrentDB.

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Set db = OpenDatabase(Currentproject.Path & "/" & MyDB)

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AAHHH thank you, that did it.  
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you are welcome.

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