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Identify where components of access are used

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I want to know where things like macros and queries are used in an access 2003 database. In my case, I want to replace certain macros with VB code for consistency, but I think if there was such a facility it would be generally usefull anyway.

Is there such a thing?
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by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Access MVP)
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Best utility ever:

http://www.rickworld.com/beta

Version 9.00j

Ignore the word 'beta'.

mx
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 42 total points
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Someone else mentioned V-Tools recently; I had forgotten about it, but when I used it I thought it did a fairly good job:

http://www.skrol29.com/us/vtools.php

It has a "Deep Find" feature you might could use.

However, as mx said, Find and Replace is definitely worth the money.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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What version of Access are you using please?

In Access 2003 you could select the Object, then right-click and select "Object Dependencies".
You could then view what objects Depend on the selected Object.
You could also see what Objects the selected object Depended On.
(Precedents and Dependents)

JeffCoachman
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Just noting however that .. Object Dependencies does have some limitations ... read the Help notes on that feature ...

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Thanks guys, that's all good advice. I had a quick look at both downloads and I'll try the Object Dependencies at my client's (they use 2003, but at home I have Access 2000).

I'll be using it a lot I think because I'm forever changing my mind about the best way to describe things as a project grows and keeping a logical structure going.
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<I'll try the Object Dependencies at my client's (they use 2003, but at home I have Access 2000).>
Then go with F&R as MX suggests.
There is version of this utility for every Access version.

Jeff
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by:GregNielsen
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Thanks, Jeff.

I found that Object Dependencies is a bit short of the mark.

I have a problem with loading F&R at my client's site. They are a large multi-national with very tight security. I work for a division of the company that still runs an old accounting application (Tetra CS/3)which we've held together with all sorts of add-ons, many of them written in Access. Sometime in the future they'll be converted to SAP, on which most of the rest of the group is running.

Anyway, there's no way I can load and install a third party program there. Technically, I can't even use a USB (but I do under all sorts of controlled conditions). So when I need to do things like this I take a copy and do it at at home.

Certainly F&R looks good and I think I'll buy it.
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If F&R did not exist, I would stop doing Access design work ... if that tells you anything.

Also ... you don't really have to 'install' F&R per se.  It's just a Access Add In.  Only 3 files are required:
The MDE, INI and Help file.
The INI file goes in the Windows (root) folder  .. 'repl9.ini'
Help file in goes in Folder with MDE ...which will be the Add-Ins folder once you use the Access Add-In manager.

In other words, you don't really have to run the F&R install program.  Just unzip and get the files listed above.
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Yeah, I should have realised that when I loaded it here at home. Thanks. I'll give it a go.
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I've been having troubles running F&R on my new Win7 64-bit workstation. I have UAC turned OFF, and still can't get it to work correctly with 2010. Haven't really worried with it all that much, as I don't use it as much as others, but I'd like to find out why it doesn't work on my box.
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Scott ... just in case ... only this version works in A2010

Version 9.00kx2
64 bit only Beta - Version 9.00kx4 (16Jan2011)

http://www.rickworld.com/beta

I initially installed the other version on that page ... and of course, it did not work.  Rick straightened me out.

mx
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I'm pretty sure I used that one, but I'll try again. Thanks for the advice!
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