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post Dec 23 2017, 11:41 PM

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I'm trying to totally automate a database - I'm exporting data from Sharepoint, and put it in an Access database ... it will let me specify the database I want to put it in, but for a novice like me, I don't know how to control what the table is named that will hold the exported table - it puts the exported data in a table named "invoice Approvals" - if there is already a table named "Invoice Approvals," it names the table with the newly exported data "Invoice Approvals1," so I need to programmatically drop the table, but I think because of the space (and perhaps my method), nothing's happening..

The method I'm using is to have a macro fire

Currentdb.execute "DROP TABLE [Invoice Approvals]"
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post Dec 23 2017, 11:44 PM

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Have you tried using something like?

DoCmd.DeleteObject acTable, "TableName"

Hope it helps...

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post Dec 24 2017, 07:32 AM

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I think you can also try:

CurrentProject.Connection.Execute "DROP TABLE [tablaname];"

That's an ADO connection, whereas CurrentDb.Execute works off DAO. I don't recall offhand, but there's some DDL stuff that ADO can do that DAO won't. As a general rule, if you want to run DDL, CurrentProject.Connection is the preferred object to execute on.


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post Dec 24 2017, 09:13 PM

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Thanks, Jack! I'll give that a try! As for dbGuy's suggestion - I'm on a pc that doesn't have Access, but doesn't that just delete the records in the table? I want to get rid of the table completely.... thanks again!!

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post Dec 24 2017, 10:52 PM

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Hi: PMFJI ...

...but doesn't that just delete the records in the table?

Actually, theDBguy's suggestion should delete the table itself, not just the records in it. It is just the Command approach. Either should work.

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