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DoCmd.OpenQuery Method (Access)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 4/3/2018
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The OpenQuery method carries out the OpenQuery action in Visual Basic.


expression. OpenQuery( ** QueryName, ** View, ** DataMode** )

expression A variable that represents a DoCmd object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
QueryNameRequiredVariantA string expression that's the valid name of a query in the current database. If you execute Visual Basic code containing the OpenQuery method in a library database, Microsoft Access looks for the query with this name first in the library database, then in the current database.
ViewOptionalAcViewA AcView constant that specifies the view in which the query will open. The default value is acViewNormal.
DataModeOptionalAcOpenDataModeA AcOpenDataMode constant that specifies the data entry mode for the query. The default value is acEdit.


You can use the OpenQuery method to open a select or crosstab query in Datasheet view, Design view, or Print Preview. This action runs an action query. You can also select a data entry mode for the query.

Note This method is only available in the Microsoft Access database environment. See the OpenView or OpenStoredProcedure methods if using the Microsoft Access Project environment (.adp).

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The following example opens Sales Totals Query in Datasheet view and enables the user to view but not to edit or add records:

DoCmd.OpenQuery "Sales Totals Query", , acReadOnly

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DoCmd Object

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