Add new fields to Access table using VB6

Let me show how to add a new field into an existing access database using Visual Basic 6.0.Using the tableDef and Filed object you can create new fields. Firstly, you need to create Database and Recordset object, mke sure the DAO access object library.

Dim DB As Database
Dim RS As Recordset

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Call UpdateTableField(“Table1”, “RoomID2”)
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Initialize()
Set DB = OpenDatabase(“F:\Manoj\Code\DB-AUTO-FIELD-ACCES\db3.mdb”)
End Sub

Sub UpdateTableField(tb As String, new_fld As String)
Dim CHECK As Boolean
CHECK = False
Dim tbl As TableDef
Dim fld As Field
Dim strName As String

Set tbl = DB.TableDefs(tb)
For Each fld In tbl.Fields
If fld.Name = new_fld Then
CHECK = True
End If

If CHECK = False Then
Set RS = Nothing
With tbl
Set fld = .CreateField(new_fld, dbText)
fld.DefaultValue = “”
.Fields.Append fld
MsgBox “new Field Created !, check table”
End With

MsgBox “Field already exist !”
End If

You can call as many time you need to create new field in each table in your table.

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One thought on “Add new fields to Access table using VB6”

  1. This is a nice utility and example code block .. How would this be done for an .mdb that has a user level security (.MDW) file mydatabasesecured.mdw file””


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