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How do I remove links to dbf tables only and ignore the rest of the linked tables?

Posted on 2013-01-15
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I have some code that drops all of the linked tables but I do not know how to alter it to only drop linked dbf tables while still maintaining a link to all of my back end access tables.

Please help

For Each tDef In CurrentDb.TableDefs
    If CBool(Len(tDef.Connect)) Then
        Debug.Print "Dropping linked Table:  "; tDef.Name
        CurrentDb.Execute "DROP TABLE [" & tDef.Name & "]"
    End If
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Thanks PBLack
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by:Rey Obrero
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run this query and see the common item "thing" for the linked dbf tables


select connect,database,name,type from msysobjects
where connect is not null


once you found the "item"for the dbf linked tables, use it to get all the dbf tables and drop them
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Try checking the connection string for .dbf (or anything else such as DSN name that identifies the connection as one you want to remove)

For Each tDef In CurrentDb.TableDefs
    If CBool(Len(tDef.Connect)) Then
        if instr(1, tDef.Connect, ".dbf") > 0 then
             Debug.Print "Dropping linked Table:  "; tDef.Name
             CurrentDb.Execute "DROP TABLE [" & tDef.Name & "]"
        end if
    End If
Next

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by:mbizup
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btw, you can also get an idea of what your dbf connection string looks like by hovering the mouse over a linked dbf table name in the Nav Pane or database window.

".dbf" should be found in any DSN-less connections, otherwise there should be some other tell tale text that identifies linked tables you want to remove.  If needed, you can subsitute 'other' text for .dbf in the Instr function in the code I posted.

Standard connection strings can be found here:
http://www.dofactory.com/Connect/Connect.aspx#_self705
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by:PBLack
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Thanks. That did the trick. I rarely work with dbf's and hope to keep it that way!
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