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Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).
This article shows you how to create a sample Visual Basic for Applications function that you can use to recover tables deleted from a Microsoft Access database under the following conditions:
The following sample function will try to recover all deleted tables in an Access database. To create the sample function, follow these steps.
Note These steps assume that you are creating the sample function for future use. If instead you are adding the code directly to a database in which tables have been deleted, skip step 1. If you closed Microsoft Access or the database where you deleted tables, you cannot recover the deleted tables by using this function.
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NOTE: The sample code in this article uses Microsoft Data Access Objects. For this code to run properly, you must reference the Microsoft DAO 3.6 Object Library. To do so, click References on the Tools menu in the Visual Basic Editor, and make sure that the Microsoft DAO 3.6 Object Library check box is selected.
For more information about the TableDefs collection, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type TableDefs collection in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.