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Application.ColumnHistory Method

Office 2007
Gets the history of values that have been stored in a Memo field.

Version Information
 Version Added:  Access 2007


expression.ColumnHistory(TableName, ColumnName, queryString)

expression   A variable that represents an Application object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
TableNameRequiredStringThe name of the table that contains the Append Only field.
ColumnNameRequiredStringThe name of the field to display the history for.
queryStringRequiredStringA String used to locate the record. It is like the WHERE clause in an SQL statement, but without the word WHERE.

Return Value


A Memo field's AppendOnly property must be set to True in order for Access to store the change history for the field.


The following example prints the salary history of employee number 147 to the Immediate window.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub colhist()
    Dim sHistory As String
    sHistory = Application.ColumnHistory("Employees", "Salary", "ID=147")
    Debug.Print sHistory
End Sub