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Primary Key in MS Access - modify columns programatically

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I was given a database that needs to have a lkarge number of tables and columns altered to make certain fields on each table primary keys.

If I have a query thatn includes  the structure below is there a simple programatic way to read that query and alter each table/co9lumn to make keys?

table_name         column_name
1                                a
2                                x
2                                y
2                                z
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Sub CreateIndexX2()

    Dim dbs As Database

    ' Modify this line to include the path to Northwind
    ' on your computer.
    Set dbs = OpenDatabase("Northwind.mdb")

    ' Create a unique index, PrimaryKey, on the
    ' CustomerID field.
    dbs.Execute "CREATE INDEX PrimaryKey " _
        & "ON Customers (CustomerID) " _
        & "WITH PRIMARY;"

    dbs.Close

End Sub

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/bb177891(v=office.12).aspx

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