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Execute Procedure using Variable name

Posted on 2011-09-14
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In MS Access is there a way to call procedure where the procedure name is referenced inside a variable name?

Example:  
 
Dim MyProcedureName as String
       MyProcedureName = "TheProcedure"

Call  MyProcedureName
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Question by:leeroypitre
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You must use a macro.  

This is one of the few instances where a Macro can do something that can;t be done in VBA.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
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Try this:

Dim MyProcedureName as String
       MyProcedureName = "TheProcedure"

EVAL(MyProcedureName)

mx
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Specifically:


Public Function aaaaQuickTest() As Boolean

    Dim Fx
    Fx = "aaaTest5()"
    Eval (Fx)
   
End Function


Public Function aaaTest5()

    MsgBox "aaaTest5"
 
End Function

In the Immediate Window:

?aaaaQuickTest()
results in the Message Box being displayed.

mx
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The Procedure has to be a function that you call using the Macro command RunCode

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Back to your example:


Dim MyProcedureName as String
       MyProcedureName = "TheProcedure()"  ' add parens

EVAL(MyProcedureName)

and "TheProcedure()" needs to be a Function, not a Sub.

mx
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mx, I forget about Eval. I started using macro for this back with Access 2.
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Yeah ... no need for Macros now ... Eval() does it ....

mx
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by:Norie
ID: 36538682
If it's a sub can't you use Application.Run?
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Yes ... that is correct ... like so

Public Function aaaaQuickTest() As Boolean

    Dim Fx
    Fx = "aaaTest5"   ' no parens this time
    'Eval (Fx)
    Application.Run Fx
End Function

Public Sub aaaTest5()

    MsgBox "aaaTest5"
 
End Sub

Forgot about the the Run Method, even though I've used it before.  Good for running code in an external db.

mx
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