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kenz

I'm trying to run an .MDE file from a script. I tried just using the Run command but that doesn't work. I'd rather not Run Access with an argument since Access could possibly be installed in diffferent places. Any ideas? Thanks

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Jos

I'm trying to run an .MDE file from a script. I tried just using the Run command but that doesn't work. I'd rather not Run Access with an argument since Access could possibly be installed in diffferent places. Any ideas? Thanks

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try using Run(@comspec & " /c start file.mde", "", @SW_HIDE)

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kenedy

Try this:

Run (@ComSpec & " /c file.mde")

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kenz

I tried that but the problem I'm having is that the MDE file is on a network drive. When it tries to execute I get and error about the cmd.exe trying to run from a UNC path which is not supported.

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kenedy

I'd rather not Run Access with an argument since Access could possibly be installed in diffferent places.

You don't have to know where Access is to launch it. (try Start>Run>msaccess)

Therefore:

Run (@ComCpec & " /c start msaccess argument")

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kenz

You don't have to know where Access is to launch it. (try Start>Run>msaccess)

Therefore:

Run (@ComCpec & " /c start msaccess argument")

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Thanks guys. Kenedy's suggestion worked.

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