Create table column as CheckBox

I have the below which does create the table, but I need to have the "Assign" column show up as a checkbox.  However, I don't seem to be able to get this done with what I have so far.

Public Sub CreateAssignTables()
On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
Dim tdf As DAO.TableDef
Dim pt As DAO.Property

'First create for exitance of tables and delete
If fntDoesObjectExist("tblTEMPAssignVar", "Table") Then DoCmd.DeleteObject acTable, "tblTEMPAssignVar"
If fntDoesObjectExist("tblTEMPAssignCon", "Table") Then DoCmd.DeleteObject acTable, "tblTEMPAssignCon"

'Create each table locally
Set tdf = CurrentDb.CreateTableDef("tblTEMPAssignVar")

With tdf
      ' The CreateField method will set a default Size if one is not specified
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("DeptName", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("UserID", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("TaskName", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("TaskID", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("Assign", dbBoolean)
End With

Set pt = tdf.Fields("Assign").CreateProperty("DisplayControl", dbBoolean, acCheckBox)
  tdf.Fields("Assign").Properties.Append pt
 
CurrentDb.TableDefs.Append tdf
CurrentDb.TableDefs.Refresh

Set tdf = Nothing

Exit_ErrorHandler:
    Exit Sub
ErrorHandler:
    MsgBox "Error Number; " & Err.Number & vbCrLf & _
           "Description: " & Err.Description & vbCrLf & _
           "Procedure: CreateAssignTables", vbOKOnly
    Resume Exit_ErrorHandler
End Sub
Sandra SmithRetiredAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
use this  codes


'Create each table locally
Set tdf = CurrentDb.CreateTableDef("tblTEMPAssignVar")

With tdf
      ' The CreateField method will set a default Size if one is not specified
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("DeptName", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("UserID", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("TaskName", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("TaskID", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("Assign", dbBoolean)
End With

CurrentDb.TableDefs.Append tdf     'moved here

Set pt = tdf.Fields("Assign").CreateProperty("DisplayControl", dbinteger, acCheckBox)
  tdf.Fields("Assign").Properties.Append pt
 
               'CurrentDb.TableDefs.Append tdf ' move up
0
 
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
change this

Set pt = tdf.Fields("Assign").CreateProperty("DisplayControl", dbBoolean, acCheckBox)

with

Set pt = tdf.Fields("Assign").CreateProperty("DisplayControl", dbInteger, acCheckBox)

or

Set pt = tdf.Fields("Assign").CreateProperty("DisplayControl", dbInteger, 106)
0
 
Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
I used Set pt = tdf.Fields("Assign").CreateProperty("DisplayControl", dbInteger, acCheckBox)

but it errors out on the next line where I append the property
tdf.Fields("Assign").Properties.Append pt
0
Ultimate Tool Kit for Technology Solution Provider

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy now.

 
Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
Is there a library reference I should be setting?
0
 
Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
The error I get is Error Number 3219 Invalid Operation

Sandra
0
 
Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
Now it stops and the Set pt line.  I don't think this can be done in code no matter what I have found on line to say that it can.  I get an Object invalid or no longer set error.

I have the correct library references and all, but I am getting ready to simply give up.

Sandra
0
 
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
don't panic..

try this codes


Public Sub CreateAssignTables()
On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
Dim tdf As DAO.TableDef, db as Dao.database
Dim pt As DAO.Property

'First create for exitance of tables and delete
If fntDoesObjectExist("tblTEMPAssignVar", "Table") Then DoCmd.DeleteObject acTable, "tblTEMPAssignVar"
If fntDoesObjectExist("tblTEMPAssignCon", "Table") Then DoCmd.DeleteObject acTable, "tblTEMPAssignCon"

'Create each table locally

set db=currentdb  
Set tdf =db.CreateTableDef("tblTEMPAssignVar")

With tdf
      ' The CreateField method will set a default Size if one is not specified
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("DeptName", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("UserID", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("TaskName", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("TaskID", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("Assign", dbBoolean)
End With

 
db.TableDefs.Append tdf

Set pt = tdf.Fields("Assign").CreateProperty("DisplayControl", dbBoolean, acCheckBox)
  tdf.Fields("Assign").Properties.Append pt

db.TableDefs.Refresh

Set tdf = Nothing
Set db= nothing
Exit_ErrorHandler:
    Exit Sub
ErrorHandler:
    MsgBox "Error Number; " & Err.Number & vbCrLf & _
           "Description: " & Err.Description & vbCrLf & _
           "Procedure: CreateAssignTables", vbOKOnly
    Resume Exit_ErrorHandler
End Sub
0
 
Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
Got it to work with the below changes.  You gave me the idea for dbinteger and acCheckbox, but I realized thta it was using CreateTableDefs, not just TableDefs in the statement we well as moving it to the correct spot in the code<br /><br /><br />Set pt = CurrentDb.TableDefs("tblTE<wbr />MPAssignVa<wbr />r").Fields<wbr />("Assign")<wbr />.CreatePro<wbr />perty("Dis<wbr />playContro<wbr />l", dbInteger, acCheckBox)<br />        CurrentDb.TableDefs("tblTE<wbr />MPAssignVa<wbr />r").Fields<wbr />("Assign")<wbr />.Propertie<wbr />s.Append pt
0
 
Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
Yes, I was panicing!  Thank you for your help, this has been a thorn in my side for a good part of the date.

Sandra
0
 
Sandra SmithRetiredAuthor Commented:
Below is the final full version of the code that works.

Public Sub CreateAssignTables()
On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
Dim tdf As DAO.TableDef
Dim pt As DAO.Property
Dim dbs As DAO.Database
Set dbs = CurrentDb

'First create for exitance of tables and delete
If fntDoesObjectExist("tblTEMPAssignVar", "Table") Then DoCmd.DeleteObject acTable, "tblTEMPAssignVar"
If fntDoesObjectExist("tblTEMPAssignCon", "Table") Then DoCmd.DeleteObject acTable, "tblTEMPAssignCon"

'Create each table locally - Variable tasks
Set tdf = dbs.CreateTableDef("tblTEMPAssignVar")
With tdf
      ' The CreateField method will set a default Size if one is not specified
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("DeptName", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("UserID", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("TaskName", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("TaskID", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("Assign", dbBoolean)
End With
    dbs.TableDefs.Append tdf     'moved here
    dbs.TableDefs.Refresh
Set pt = dbs.TableDefs("tblTEMPAssignVar").Fields("Assign").CreateProperty("DisplayControl", dbInteger, acCheckBox)
         dbs.TableDefs("tblTEMPAssignVar").Fields("Assign").Properties.Append pt
Set tdf = Nothing
   

'Create each table locally - Constant tasks
Set tdf = dbs.CreateTableDef("tblTEMPAssignCon")
With tdf
      ' The CreateField method will set a default Size if one is not specified
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("DeptName", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("UserID", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("TaskName", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("TaskID", dbText, 50)
      .Fields.Append .CreateField("Assign", dbBoolean)
End With
    dbs.TableDefs.Append tdf
    dbs.TableDefs.Refresh
Set pt = dbs.TableDefs("tblTEMPAssignCon").Fields("Assign").CreateProperty("DisplayControl", dbInteger, acCheckBox)
         dbs.TableDefs("tblTEMPAssignCon").Fields("Assign").Properties.Append pt
Set tdf = Nothing


Exit_ErrorHandler:
    Exit Sub
ErrorHandler:
    MsgBox "Error Number; " & Err.Number & vbCrLf & _
           "Description: " & Err.Description & vbCrLf & _
           "Procedure: CreateAssignTables", vbOKOnly
    Resume Exit_ErrorHandler
End Sub
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.