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Gathering a list of Forms, Reports, Macros and Modules

Using VBA, how can you gather a list of Forms, Reports, Macros and Modules in an Access database other than the current database?
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dsoderstrom

8/22/2022 - Mon
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I found  this somewhere a while back and used it.  Perhaps you can use another database instead of CurrentDb.

Public Sub AllDescriptions() 'i don't use this, but i think it works.

' This procedure finds the names and descriptions (from the property
' sheet) for all the types of objects in the database.  It creates results
' in the Immediate window, like "Form+frmOrdersEdit:Add/edit Orders data",
' where the object type = Form, object name = frmOrdersEdit, and the object
' description = Add/edit Orders data.

' You can copy the results to column A in an Excel workbook that has the
' following formulas to parse the list:
' Object Type =LEFT(A1,SEARCH("+",A1)-1)
' Object Name =RIGHT(LEFT(A1,SEARCH(":",A1)-1),LEN(LEFT(A1,SEARCH(":",A1)-1))-SEARCH("+",A1))
' Object Desc =RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-SEARCH(":",A1))

' AllDescriptions() Version 1.0.0
' Copyright © 2009 Extra Mile Data, www.extramiledata.com.
' For questions or issues, please contact support@extramiledata.com.
' Use (at your own risk) and modify freely as long as proper credit is given.

On Error GoTo Err_AllDescriptions

    Dim qdf As QueryDef
    Dim tdf As TableDef
    Dim obj As AccessObject
    Dim varProperty
    Dim strType As String
   
    ' Queries.
    For Each qdf In CurrentDb.QueryDefs
        If Left(qdf.Name, 1) <> "~" Then
            varProperty = ""
            varProperty = qdf.Properties("Description")
            Debug.Print "Query" & "+" & qdf.Name & ":" & varProperty
        End If
    Next qdf
   
    ' Tables.
    For Each tdf In CurrentDb.TableDefs
        If Left(tdf.Name, 4) <> "MSys" Then
            varProperty = ""
            varProperty = tdf.Properties("Description")
            ' Set the type based on whether or not the definition
            ' has a connect string, signifying that it is linked.
            If Len(tdf.Connect) > 0 Then
                strType = "Table Link"
            Else
                strType = "Table"
            End If
            Debug.Print strType & "+" & tdf.Name & ":" & varProperty
        End If
    Next tdf
   
    ' Pages.
    For Each obj In CurrentProject.AllDataAccessPages
        varProperty = ""
        varProperty = CurrentDb.Containers("DataAccessPages").Documents(obj.Name).Properties("Description")
        Debug.Print "Page" & "+" & obj.Name & ":" & varProperty
    Next obj
   
    ' Forms.
    For Each obj In CurrentProject.AllForms
        varProperty = ""
        varProperty = CurrentDb.Containers("Forms").Documents(obj.Name).Properties("Description")
        Debug.Print "Form" & "+" & obj.Name & ":" & varProperty
    Next obj
   
    ' Macros.
    For Each obj In CurrentProject.AllMacros
        varProperty = ""
        varProperty = CurrentDb.Containers("Scripts").Documents(obj.Name).Properties("Description")
        Debug.Print "Macro" & "+" & obj.Name & ":" & varProperty
    Next obj
   
    ' Modules.
    For Each obj In CurrentProject.AllModules
        varProperty = ""
        varProperty = CurrentDb.Containers("Modules").Documents(obj.Name).Properties("Description")
        Debug.Print "Module" & "+" & obj.Name & ":" & varProperty
    Next obj
   
    ' Reports.
    For Each obj In CurrentProject.AllReports
        varProperty = ""
        varProperty = CurrentDb.Containers("Reports").Documents(obj.Name).Properties("Description")
        Debug.Print "Report" & "+" & obj.Name & ":" & varProperty
    Next obj
   
Exit_AllDescriptions:
    On Error Resume Next
    Exit Sub
   
Err_AllDescriptions:
    Select Case err.Number
    Case 3270
        ' There was no description property for this object.
        Resume Next
    Case Else
        MsgBox err.Number & " " & err.Description, vbCritical, "AllDescriptions"
        Resume Exit_AllDescriptions
    End Select

End Sub

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)

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Thank you both for the help.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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