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Hello. Does anyone know of a way to select all the objects in Access and then export the names of the forms to a spreadsheet. One can be selected but if you go to multiples you lose the export capability and copy and paste doesn't seem to work either. Any Ideas? Thanks.
 

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you have to do it through code. do you know how to open an excel object in vba? that's what you need to do. you have to loop through the forms collection in code, collect the names and throw them into a sheet.
 

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but then again, I would ask this: why are you even doing this? what does a list of form names in an excel sheet mean? are you showing your boss?
 

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you can reference access's msysObjects table - it is normally hidden. To unhide go to File>Options>Currentdatabase and click the navigation options button the ensure 'show system objects' is ticked

Alternatively just write this query

SELECT [Name] FROM msysObjects WHERE [Type]=-32768
 

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SELECT [Name] FROM msysObjects WHERE [Type]=-32768
I think you have to be careful of deleted objects in it though, CJ. for instance, ones that appear with "~" in their name. to be sure, this should work:
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SELECT [Name] FROM msysObjects WHERE [Type]=-32768 and NAME 
NOT LIKE "~*"
 

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Are you just looking for object names in some sort of format? There is the database documenter....
 

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but then again, I would ask this: why are you even doing this? what does a list of form names in an excel sheet mean? are you showing your boss?

It is being used for user authorization at the form level. Users get access to forms based on role ID. I'm looking for a comprehensive list for a documentation table and to determine who gets what across roles and finally, to import into the table - the initial list is pretty hefty.
 

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I think you have to be careful of deleted objects in it though, CJ. for instance, ones that appear with "~" in their name. to be sure, this should work:
Code:
SELECT [Name] FROM msysObjects WHERE [Type]=-32768 and NAME
NOT LIKE "~*"

Thanks. Worked Great!
 

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