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Set default value for a field - via VBA

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Is it possible to change the deafult value of a field (within a table), via VBA?
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Question by:Andy Brown
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Something like this:


    Dim dbs As Database
    Dim fld As DAO.Field
    Set dbs = CurrentDb
    Set fld = dbs.TableDefs("YourTableName").Fields("YourFieldName")
    fld.DefaultValue = 0

    Set fld = Nothing
    Set dbs = Nothing

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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 2000 total points
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Short version:


CurrentDb("YourTableName").Fields("YourFieldName").DefaultValue = "SomeValue" ' text example

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by:Andy Brown
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MX - As always - you are a Genius - Thank you :O)
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You are welcome ...

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