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Checking if a Query already exists in Access

Checking if a Query already exists in Access

Checking if a Query already exists in Access

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I am having a bit of a problem with VB in Access, I can not find any methods to say whether a particular query already exits. There used to be an IfExists method which does not seem to be supported. Does anyone know how I could achieve this?

RE: Checking if a Query already exists in Access

I wrote the following subroutine for you in the Northwind database which comes with Access.

Sub FindQuery()
Dim QuerySought As QueryDef

'QueryName = "XYZ"
QueryName = "Sales By Year"

On Error GoTo NotFound
Set QuerySought = CurrentDb.QueryDefs(QueryName)

MsgBox ("Query " + QueryName + " found in database")
'Other statements
Exit Sub

NotFound:
MsgBox ("Query " + QueryName + "not found in database")
'Other statements
    
End Sub

Notice the statements
'QueryName = "XYZ"
QueryName = "Sales By Year"
If u wish to check for the name "XYZ" REM the 'Sales by Year' statement and vice versa

In Northwind the procedure will report  "XYZ" as missing and "Sales By Year" as found.

Good luck!
Mala

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