Save the names of tables, forms, and reports in a Microsoft Access database to a table named "ObjectNames.

Ramzi

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Public Sub SaveObjectNames()
On Error GoTo ErrorHandler

Dim db As DAO.Database
Dim obj As AccessObject
Dim strSQL As String
Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
Dim objectName As String

' Open the current database
Set db = CurrentDb

' Loop through each object in the current database and insert names into the table
For Each obj In db.AllTables
objectName = obj.Name
If Not IsObjectNameExist("Table", objectName) Then
InsertObjectName "Table", objectName
End If
Next obj

For Each obj In db.AllForms
objectName = obj.Name
If Not IsObjectNameExist("Form", objectName) Then
InsertObjectName "Form", objectName
End If
Next obj

For Each obj In db.AllReports
objectName = obj.Name
If Not IsObjectNameExist("Report", objectName) Then
InsertObjectName "Report", objectName
End If
Next obj

' Cleanup
Set obj = Nothing
Set db = Nothing

MsgBox "Object names have been saved to the table.", vbInformation
Exit Sub

ErrorHandler:
MsgBox "An error occurred: " & Err.Description, vbExclamation
End Sub

Private Function IsObjectNameExist(ByVal objectType As String, ByVal objectName As String) As Boolean
Dim db As DAO.Database
Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
Dim strSQL As String

Set db = CurrentDb
strSQL = "SELECT COUNT(*) AS CountOfRecords " & _
"FROM ObjectNames " & _
"WHERE ObjectType='" & objectType & "' AND ObjectName='" & objectName & "'"

Set rs = db.OpenRecordset(strSQL)
If Not rs.EOF Then
IsObjectNameExist = (rs!CountOfRecords > 0)
End If

rs.Close
Set rs = Nothing
Set db = Nothing
End Function

Private Sub InsertObjectName(ByVal objectType As String, ByVal objectName As String)
Dim db As DAO.Database
Dim strSQL As String

Set db = CurrentDb
strSQL = "INSERT INTO ObjectNames (ObjectType, ObjectName) " & _
"VALUES ('" & objectType & "', '" & objectName & "')"
db.Execute strSQL
Set db = Nothing
End Sub
 

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In the last few versions.
No. The crucial system tables including MSysObjects/MSysQueries/MSysRelationships & MSysACEs have been read only in all versions since 1.0

You can update certain 'non-crucial' system tables such as MSysIMEXSpecs/MSysIMEXColumns but doing so will not render your database unusable.
 

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