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can you purge an entire table in access with one command. and can you create a blank table either throught access or vba?
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>can you purge an entire table in access with one command
DELETE * FROM YourTable

>blank table either throught access or vba?
A quick way would be two queries...
SELECT TOP 1 INTO new_table FROM old_table
... then delete the one ...
DELETE * FROM new_table
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select * into NewTable from oldTable where 1 = 2

Will create a copy of the old table, with no records
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by:Jim Horn
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@jerry - Ha, I was looking for that trick but couldn't find it in time..
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by:jerryb30
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To create a table from scratch, see here: http://allenbrowne.com/func-DDL.html#CreateTableDDL
To get rid of a table:
Drop table tbaleName
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Well you need to be a lot more specific.
To "Create" a table you need to define the fields, Indexes, Field properties ,...etc
Do you mean "Create a blank table form an existing table?
see the other experts posts...


But to be more correct, you can clear out a table (or run most All SQL queries) with this code:

    CurrentDB.Execute "DELETE * FROM YourTable",dbfailonerror
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by:Jim Horn
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Thanks for the split.  Good luck with your project.  -Jim
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