Access VBA Code to Generate List of All Fields in All Tables


Ken Puls has posted the below Visual Basic code for MS Access which will generate an Excel file that shows all of the fields in all of the tables in database.

So when you have a set of tables like these:

. . . you can press ALT + F11 to enter Visual Basic. Right click on Modules in the list to the left and insert a new module. Paste in the code and press play.

An Excel file like this will be generated listing the tables in one column and the fields in each table in the second column. Note however that the code has a flaw in it: it omits the first column in each table.

Option Compare Database Option Explicit Sub ListTablesAndFields() 'Macro Purpose: Write all table and field names to and Excel file Dim lTbl As Long Dim lFld As Long Dim dBase As Database Dim xlApp As Object Dim wbExcel As Object Dim lRow As Long 'Set current database to a variable adn create a new Excel instance Set dBase = CurrentDb Set xlApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application") Set wbExcel = xlApp.workbooks.Add 'Set on error in case there is no tables On Error Resume Next 'Loop through all tables For lTbl = 0 To dBase.TableDefs.Count 'If the table name is a temporary or system table then ignore it If Left(dBase.TableDefs(lTbl).Name, 1) = "~" Or _ Left(dBase.TableDefs(lTbl).Name, 4) = "MSYS" Then '~ indicates a temporary table 'MSYS indicates a system level table Else 'Otherwise, loop through each table, writing the table and field names 'to the Excel file For lFld = 1 To dBase.TableDefs(lTbl).Fields.Count -1 lRow = lRow + 1 With wbExcel.sheets(1) .range("A" & lRow) = dBase.TableDefs(lTbl).Name .range("B" & lRow) = dBase.TableDefs(lTbl).Fields(lFld).Name End With Next lFld End If Next lTbl 'Resume error breaks On Error GoTo 0 'Set Excel to visible and release it from memory xlApp.Visible = True Set xlApp = Nothing Set wbExcel = Nothing 'Release database object from memory Set dBase = Nothing End Sub


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