Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Copy and rename linked table to local table

Posted on 2014-02-15
2
Medium Priority
?
432 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-15
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.
0
Comment
Question by:jaguar5554
2 Comments
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 2000 total points
ID: 39861997
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 & "]"
0
 

Author Closing Comment

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!
0

Featured Post

Veeam Disaster Recovery in Microsoft Azure

Veeam PN for Microsoft Azure is a FREE solution designed to simplify and automate the setup of a DR site in Microsoft Azure using lightweight software-defined networking. It reduces the complexity of VPN deployments and is designed for businesses of ALL sizes.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Windows Phone Theme Colours is a tight, powerful, and well balanced palette. This tiny Access application makes it a snap to select and pick a value. And it doubles as an intro to implementing WithEvents, one of Access' hidden gems.
Microsoft Access is a place to store data within tables and represent this stored data using multiple database objects such as in form of macros, forms, reports, etc. After a MS Access database is created there is need to improve the performance and…
In Microsoft Access, learn how to “cascade” or have the displayed data of one combo control depend upon what’s entered in another. Base the dependent combo on a query for its row source: Add a reference to the first combo on the form as criteria i…
In Microsoft Access, learn different ways of passing a string value within a string argument. Also learn what a “Type Mis-match” error is about.

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question