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I need a macro to run Linked Table Manager

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Hi ALL, I am trying to write a macro that will run the Linked Table Manager and use the "Select ALL" option.  In a macro,  I am able to open Linked Table Manager by using the Action "RunCommand" and the Arguments "LinkedTableManager".  But I can't seem to figure out how to make it "Select ALL" and then select the "OK" button.  Any help would be MOST aprreciated!!
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Question by:Krista_Grubb
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I dont know of any way, because that is open as modal, you cant even use sendkeys to select "select all"

If all you want is to pick another db then why not relink via code?

eg
how to relink http://www.mvps.org/access/tables/tbl0009.htm

how to prompt http://www.mvps.org/access/api/api0001.htm
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by:Chuck Wood
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If you want to relink your tables to a new or changed database, you can use the code in the snippet. Set a reference to ADOX and use the ReLinkTables procedure, substituting your database path and table names. Or, you can delete the ReLinkTables procedure and use the ReLinkTable procedure from some other code you have.
-Chuck
'===================================================
'  requires:
'    reference(s) to:
'       Microsoft ADO Ext. 6.0 for DDL and Security
'===================================================
Public Sub ReLinkTables()
On Error GoTo HandleError
    ReLinkTable "PathToDb", "TableName1"
    ReLinkTable "PathToDb", "TableName2"
    ReLinkTable "PathToDb", "TableName3"
    ReLinkTable "PathToDb", "TableName4"
ExitHere:
    Exit Sub
HandleError:
    MsgBox "Error:" & err.Number & vbNewLine & _
        err.Description & vbNewLine & _
        "In:ReLinkTables"
    Resume ExitHere
End Sub
 
Public Sub ReLinkTable(ByVal DbPath As String, _
  ByVal TableName As String)
On Error GoTo HandleError
    UnLinkTable TableName
    LinkTable DbPath, TableName
ExitHere:
    Exit Sub
HandleError:
    MsgBox "Error:" & err.Number & vbNewLine & _
        err.Description & vbNewLine & _
        "In:ReLinkTable"
    Resume ExitHere
End Sub
 
 
Public Sub UnLinkTable(ByVal TableName As String)
On Error GoTo HandleError
    Dim cat As ADOX.Catalog
    Dim tbl As ADOX.Table
    Set cat = New ADOX.Catalog
    Set tbl = New ADOX.Table
    cat.ActiveConnection = CurrentProject.Connection
    For Each tbl In cat.Tables
        If tbl.Type = "LINK" Then
            ' if this is the specified table
            If tbl.Name = TableName Then
                ' delete the specified table
                DoCmd.DeleteObject acTable, tbl.Name
            End If
        End If
    Next tbl
    ' clean up
    Set tbl = Nothing
    Set cat = Nothing
ExitHere:
    Exit Sub
HandleError:
    MsgBox "Error:" & err.Number & vbNewLine & _
        err.Description & vbNewLine & _
        "In:UnLinkTable"
    Resume ExitHere
End Sub
 
Public Sub LinkTable(ByVal DbPath As String, _
  ByVal TableName As String)
On Error GoTo HandleError
    Dim strSQL As String
    Dim tbl As ADOX.Table
    Dim intI As Integer
    Dim cat As ADOX.Catalog
    Set cat = New ADOX.Catalog
    Set tbl = New ADOX.Table
    ' if the database path does not exist,
    If Dir(DbPath) = "" Then
        ' warn the user and exit
        MsgBox "This database path does not exist:" & _
            vbNewLine & vbNewLine & DbPath, vbCritical, "Path Invalid"
        GoTo ExitHere
    End If
    cat.ActiveConnection = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _
        "Data Source=" & DbPath & ";"
    ' loop through the tables,
    For Each tbl In cat.Tables
        ' if this is the table we are linking,
        If tbl.Name = TableName Then
            DoCmd.TransferDatabase acLink, "Microsoft Access", _
                DbPath, acTable, tbl.Name, tbl.Name, False
        End If
    Next tbl
    ' clean up
    Set tbl = Nothing
    Set cat = Nothing
ExitHere:
    Exit Sub
HandleError:
    Select Case err.Number
        Case 3011
            Resume Next
        Case Else
            MsgBox "Error:" & err.Number & vbNewLine & _
                err.Description & vbNewLine & _
                "In:LinkTable"
            Resume ExitHere
    End Select
End Sub

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