transfer table programmatically

Posted on 2012-03-28
Last Modified: 2012-03-28
I need to send a table that is sent to us daily to an archive when we are through with it.
The name of the table is something like PRWBBEPI_****. The last 4 digits will be different. Can i use a wild card in the function and if so, how? Thanks for any help

Public Function Send2Archive()

 DoCmd.TransferDatabase transfertype:=acExport, _
  databasetype:="Microsoft Access", _
  databasename:="C:\Documents and Settings\Leidago\My Documents\destination.mdb", _
  ObjectType:=acTable, Source:="users", _
  Destination:="userstbl", structureonly:=False
End Function
Question by:Serena2345
LVL 119

Accepted Solution

Rey Obrero earned 500 total points
ID: 37778035
do you have more than one table that starts with "PRWBBEPI_" ?

dim td as dao.tabledef, db as dao.database, sTable as string
set db=currentdb

for each td in db.tabledefs
        if left(,9)="PRWBBEPI_" then

            msgbox sTable

            Send2Archive stable

you can change your function to accept variable names

Public Function Send2Archive(strTable as string)

 DoCmd.TransferDatabase transfertype:=acExport, _
  databasetype:="Microsoft Access", _
  databasename:="C:\Documents and Settings\Leidago\My Documents\destination.mdb", _
  ObjectType:=acTable, Source:=strTable, _
  Destination:=strTable, structureonly:=False
End Function

Author Comment

ID: 37778183
There is a table called PRWBBEPI" but no "_" so your suggestion should work. As always Cappie Thanks

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Most if not all databases provide tools to filter data; even simple mail-merge programs might offer basic filtering capabilities. This is so important that, although Access has many built-in features to help the user in this task, developers often n…
In the previous article, Using a Critera Form to Filter Records (, the form was basically a data container storing user input, which queries and other database objects could read. The form had to remain op…
What’s inside an Access Desktop Database. Will look at the basic interface, Navigation Pane (Database Container), Tables, Queries, Forms, Report, Macro’s, and VBA code.
In Microsoft Access, learn how to use Dlookup and other domain aggregate functions and one method of specifying a string value within a string. Specify the first argument, which is the expression to be returned: Specify the second argument, which …

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now