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Sample Microsoft Access VBA

Creating a temporary copy of a Table

The following are some samples of VBA code that may prove useful.

If you need to create a copy of a table for any reason, pass the table name to this public function. If the table were something like tblNames, the call would be

subCreateTableCopy ("tblNames")

Public Sub subCreateTableCopy(strTableName As String)
' Creates a temporary copy of a table with the prefix 'temp'
Dim dbs As Database
Dim tdf As TableDef
Dim strTempTable As String

On Error GoTo Error_subCreateTableCopy

Set dbs = CurrentDb

strTempTable = "temp" & strTableName ' Create name temptblOldTableName

' See if the table exists and delete it
For Each tdf In dbs.TableDefs
    If tdf.Name = strTempTable Then
        DoCmd.DeleteObject acTable, strTempTable
        GoTo DeletedTable
    End If

' Create a copy of the table before update
DoCmd.CopyObject , strTempTable, acTable, strTableName ' Create the copy

Exit Sub

MsgBox "Error in subCreateTableCopy " & Err.Number & " - " & Err.Description
Resume Exit_subCreateTableCopy

End Sub


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