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Tables: How to find out if a table exists in a database

Author(s)
Dev Ashish

One simple way is to recurse through the TableDefs collection of the database. For example, the following function will return true if the specified table exists, False if it doesn't.

'******************** Code Start ************************
' This code was originally written by Dev Ashish.
' It is not to be altered or distributed,
' except as part of an application.
' You are free to use it in any application,
' provided the copyright notice is left unchanged.
'
' Code Courtesy of
' Dev Ashish
'
'
Function fExistTable(strTableName As String) As Integer
Dim db As Database
Dim i As Integer
    Set db = DBEngine.Workspaces(0).Databases(0)
    fExistTable = False
    db.TableDefs.Refresh
    For i = 0 To db.TableDefs.Count - 1
        If strTableName = db.TableDefs(i).Name Then
            'Table Exists
            fExistTable = True
            Exit For
        End If
    Next i
    Set db = Nothing
End Function
'******************** Code End ************************

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