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DeleteObject Action [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

You can use the DeleteObject action to delete a specified database object.

Setting

The DeleteObject action has the following arguments.

Action argument Description
Object Type The type of object to delete. Click Table, Query, Form, Report, Macro, Module, Data Access Page, Server View, Diagram, Stored Procedure, or Function in the Object Type box in the Action Arguments section of the Macro window. To delete the object selected in the Database window, leave this argument blank.
Object Name The name of the object to delete. The Object Name box shows all objects in the database of the type selected by the Object Type argument. If you leave the Object Type box blank, leave this box blank also.

If you run a macro containing the DeleteObject action in a library database, Microsoft Access looks for the object with this name first in the library database, then in the current database.

Warning  If you leave the Object Type and Object Name boxes blank, Access deletes the object selected in the Database window without displaying a warning message when it encounters the DeleteObject action.

Remarks

You can use the DeleteObject action to delete temporary objects you've created while running the macro. For example, you could use the OpenQuery action to run a make-table query that creates a temporary table. When you're finished using the temporary table, you can use the DeleteObject action to delete it.

This action has the same effect as selecting an object in the Database window and then pressing the DEL key or clicking Delete on the Edit menu.

To run the DeleteObject action in Visual Basic, you can use the DeleteObject method of the DoCmd object.



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