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Application.NewCurrentDatabase Method

Office 2007
Creates a new Microsoft Access database.


expression.NewCurrentDatabase(filepath, FileFormat, Template, SiteAddress, ListID)

expression   A variable that represents an Application object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
filepathRequiredStringA string expression that is the name of a new database file, including the path name and the file name extension. If your network supports it, you can also specify a network path in the following form: \\Server\Share\Folder\Filename
FileFormatOptionalAcNewDatabaseFormatA AcNewDatabaseFormat constant that specifes the file format to use for the newly created database.
TemplateOptionalVariantThe name of the template to be used for the new database.
SiteAddressOptionalStringUniform Resource Locator (URL) of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site to link to.
ListIDOptionalStringGlobally Unique Identifer (GUID) or the name of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 list to link to.


You can use this method to create a new database from another application that is controlling Microsoft Access through Automation, formerly called OLE Automation. For example, you can use the NewCurrentDatabase method from Microsoft Excel to create a new database in the Microsoft Access window.

The NewCurrentDatabase method enables you to create a new Microsoft Access database from another application through Automation. Once you have created an instance of Microsoft Access from another application, you must also create a new database. This database opens in the Microsoft Access window.