Calling a table property RRS feed

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  • Is there any way that I can call a table property to view it? For example, I often update a table called "Cases", can I call the properties for cases and view the table's Name, Description, or Modified?  If so, please enlighten me.  I would like to show in a report the date a table was Modified without having to do it manually.
    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:19 PM

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  • Hi,

    You could try the following lines:




    Hope it helps...

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 2:41 PM
  • Adding on to .theDBGuy's response, if you want the table's Description property, that's not a default property of the TableDef, so you have to get it via the Prooperties collection, like this:


    BUT the property only exists if it has been set, and the above reference will raise an error if the property has never been set.  You would have to trap and ignore that error.

    Dirk Goldgar, MS Access MVP
    Access tips: www.datagnostics.com/tips.html

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 4:31 PM
  • It sounds like he wants to simply report the date/time a record was added or changed. If that's the case, then:

    1. Add a field in the table called ModifiedDateTime (you should include a time because the same record may be modified on the same day at different times).
    2. Use the Data Type Date/Time and Format General Date
    3. Add the field to your forms Record Source query
    4. Add a textbox control called ModifiedDateTime on your form where records are added or changed and bind it to the ModifiedDateTime field.
    5. Format the textbox control as General Date
    6. Set its default value to: Now() (for new records added).
    7. When a user change occurs, use the following VBA code to enter the change date and time using the forms After Update Event:

           Me.ModifiedDateTime = Now 

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 5:14 PM
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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:58 AM