Get Access Table Field Names and field types into Excel

pingme89

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I have created an Excel application using an Access DB. Currently it is stable, and I need to replicate and create another Access DB.
I would like to be able to Import only the Fieldnames and Field Types of 3 Tables in Access. The Access Filename is "CCcalc.accdb"
It resides on my Desktop.
The table names are "QuoteLog", "ClientDB", and "InventoryDB"

I want to programmatically get the Field Name and Types onto a worksheet named "QLfields" , "Cfields", and "Ifields"
Then I would like to create a new Access Database with with the same Table Names, Field Names, and Field Types.

I am pretty proficient with Excel but and clueless when it comes to Access. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Micron

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So if you could loop through those 3 tables and get the field names and data types associated with those tables into an Access table, could you then copy/paste the Access datasheet into a spreadsheet - or link to it? To automatically populate a spreadsheet with that info would not be worth the coding effort if this was going to be a one time thing.
 

pingme89

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Actually this will not be a one and done job. I have a whole department I need to customize their own Access DB with. But I need to create a blank Access DB for each and populate as many tables as possible after each with it's own data.
 

Micron

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I am pretty proficient with Excel but and clueless when it comes to Access
I guess I'm a bit confused then. I thought you wanted to use Access code to get the table and field names and use those in a spreadsheet. Now I think you want to use Excel code to get table and field names from an Access db and populate Excel sheets with that. If you need to use Access code get Access table and field names in some sort of list I can help with that. If it is to be done from Excel then I don't think I'm up to it.
 

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If you import a spreadsheet into Access you get the field names and datatypes and tables created and everything else.
 
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