Visual Basic Code of the Week (COTW)
Issue #43
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The source code in this issue is designed for Visual Basic 5.0 32-bit and above. It will work in VB 4.0 with small changes to the error handlers and the parameters in the CopyQuery function. It is geared towards the intermediate to advanced programmer.

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In this Issue

This issue introduces a routine to copy a Microsoft Access query from one database to another. It will also work with any databases that support the QueryDef object and the QueryDefs collections.


Public Sub CopyQuery(sQueryName As String, sSourceDB As String, sDestinationDB As String, Optional bOverwrite As Boolean = False)



Nothing unless an error occurs. If any error occurs it will be raised to the caller.

Sample Usage

This example shows how to use the CopyQuery subroutine. The first example will copy the query called rpt11 from the src.mdb to the dest.mdb. The second will copy rpt12 from src.mdb to dest.mdb. If the query rpt12 exists in dest.mdb it will automatically be overwritten.

    CopyQuery "rpt11", "e:\temp\src.mdb", "e:\temp\dest.mdb"
    CopyQuery "rpt12", "e:\temp\src.mdb", "e:\temp\dest.mdb", True

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