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Copy and rename linked table to local table

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Hello~ I found the following code that very nicely copies and prompts the end user to enter a date that is included in the copied table's name. Because I am not familiar with VBA, can anyone assist in amending the following so that it will copy and prompt the end user for a date to be concatenated with the table name but for a linked table to a local table:

Dim strOldTable As String
Dim strPrompt As String

strPrompt = InputBox("Enter date table is copied")
DoCmd.CopyObject , "Test Table" & "_" & strPrompt, acTable, "Test Table"

The result is "Test Table_2/15/14" (or whatever date the end user enters).  Any help is great appreciated.
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Question by:jaguar5554
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Rey Obrero earned 500 total points
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your code looks ok.
are you getting any problem, error?


here is an alternative code, using create a new table

Dim strOldTable As String, strNewtable
Dim strPrompt As String
strOldTable = "Test Table"
strPrompt = InputBox("Enter date table is copied")
strNewtable = strOldTable & "_" & strPrompt

CurrentDb.Execute "Select [" & strOldTable & "].* INTO [" & strNewtable & "]" _
        & " From [" & strOldTable & "]"
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by:jaguar5554
ID: 39862051
That works beautifully! To answer yours -- the original code worked fine; however, it created another linked file. Your code copies the linked table to a local table -- along with a prompt to rename/date the copy. That's just what I needed. Thank you much!
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