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MS Access 2007 Remote Query - Can we pass in the folder path?

Posted on 2009-05-07
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Hi,

I have several remote queries based on another Access database on another folder.
Is there a way to pass the path  to a remote Query instead of hard code the path?

Thanks,
Luchuan
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by:Chuck Wood
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Do you mean you are querying a linked table (in another database) using a query in your database?
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by:luchuanc
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Hi cwood-wm-com:

Yes, I have the following sql

select ..... from tblPtVisit in "I:\test\testdb.accdb"

and I:\test\testdb.accdb is another MS Access Database.

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Luchuan
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by:Chuck Wood
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I think this is what you need:
Private Function CreateSQL(ByRef strSQL As String, ByVal strDbPath As String)
  strSQL = "SELECT * FROM tblPtVisit IN " & strDbPath
End Function

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by:luchuanc
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Hi cwood-wm-com:

Good idea, is there a way to have the query call this function?
(It seems the Query tool does not recognize the VBA function, is this true)

Thanks,

Luchuan
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Chuck Wood earned 500 total points
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Luchuan,
Put the snippet function in a code module (other than a form module) and then put this in a field in your query:

Database: DbPath()
Public Function DbPath()
  DbPath = "I:\test\testdb.accdb"
  ' OR
  'DbPath = Forms!frmMyForm.txtDebPath
End Function

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by:luchuanc
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Thanks a lot cwood-wm-com.
I finally got time to try your idea, super!


Luchuan
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by:Chuck Wood
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You are welcome. I am glad it worked for you. Good luck on your project.
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