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Posted on 2011-02-28
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I have a make table query that adds a table to a back end database. I need to modify the location of this table from VBA. Here is my query in design view:

SELECT tblJobNumbers.ID, tblJobNumbers.[Job Number] INTO tblJobNumbersLoc IN 'C:\Program Files\Timesheet Database\TSDB JobsLoc and SubmitLoc.mdb'
FROM tblJobNumbers
WHERE (((tblJobNumbers.ID) Like "1249"));

How can I modify this query in VBA?
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Question by:threeieng
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by:reb73
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Not 100% sure what you are alluding to, perhaps the link below puts you on the right path -

http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1118666&page=2
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by:omgang
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Assuming the query name is MyQuery; change accordingly
OM Gang


Public Function TestQuerySQL()

On Error GoTo Err_TestQuerySQL

    Dim qdf As DAO.QueryDef
    Dim strSQL As String, strOldPath As String, strNewPath As String
    Dim intStart As Integer, intEnd As Integer
   
    strNewPath = "c:\temp\NewDB.mdb"     '<------- set path to new db location here

    Set qdf = CurrentDb.QueryDefs("MyQuery")
    strSQL = qdf.SQL  
        'get the start location of the current db path in the SQL statement
    intStart = InStr(strSQL, "IN '") + 4
        'get the end location
    intEnd = InStr(intStart, strSQL, "' From")
        'grab the full path from the current SQL statement
    strOldPath = Mid(strSQL, intStart, (intEnd - intStart))
        'replace the current path with the new path
    strSQL = Replace(strSQL, strOldPath, strNewPath)
    'Debug.Print strSQL
        'update the SQL statement in the QueryDef object
    qdf.SQL = strSQL

Exit_TestQuerySQL:
    Set qdf = Nothing
    Exit Function

Err_TestQuerySQL:
    MsgBox Err.Number & ", " & Err.Description, , "Error in Function TestQuerySQL of Module Module8"
    Resume Exit_TestQuerySQL

End Function
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by:Gustav Brock
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Build your SQL as a string:

strSQL = <create string similar to your present SQL.>
CurrentDb.Execute(strSQL)

/gustav
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Armen Stein - Microsoft Access MVP since 2006 earned 500 total points
ID: 34999943
First, MakeTable is not a great approach.  It adds more to database bloat, and you lose some control over the structure of the resulting table.

A better approach is to use a persistent table with exactly the structure you want.  Then you can run a query to Delete all records from it, and another one to Append the ones you want.  Much cleaner.

Also, with this approach you now have the ability to use the table as a normal linked table - no need to hardcode the file location as you show in your example.

Cheers,
Armen
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