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How to pull default value form another table in access

Posted on 2008-11-18
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Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Is it possible to pull the default value of a field form another table?  If so how?  I am running access 2007.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 1000 total points
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You can, but it's not the simplest thing to do. You'd have to do something like this:

Dim dbs As DAO.Database
Dim tdf As DAO.Tabledef
Dim fld As DAO.Field
Dim vDefaultValue As Variant

Set dbs = CurrentDB
Set tdf = dbs.TableDefs("YourTable")
Set fld = tdf.Fields("YourField")

vDefaultValue = fld.DefaultValue


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