DoCmd.RunMacro method (Access)

The RunMacro method carries out the RunMacro action in Visual Basic.


expression.RunMacro (MacroName, RepeatCount, RepeatExpression)

expression A variable that represents a DoCmd object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
MacroName Required Variant A string expression that's the valid name of a macro in the current database. If you run Visual Basic code containing the RunMacro method in a library database, Microsoft Access looks for the macro with this name in the library database and doesn't look for it in the current database.
RepeatCount Optional Variant A numeric expression that evaluates to an integer, which is the number of times the macro will run.
RepeatExpression Optional Variant A numeric expression that's evaluated each time the macro runs. When it evaluates to False (0), the macro stops running.


You can use the RunMacro method to run a macro.

You can use MacroGroupName.MacroName syntax for the MacroName argument to run a particular macro in a macro group.

If you specify the RepeatExpression argument and leave the RepeatCount argument blank, you must include the RepeatCount argument's comma. If you leave a trailing argument blank, don't use a comma following the last argument that you specify.


The following example runs the macro Print Sales that will print the sales report twice.

DoCmd.RunMacro "Print Sales", 2

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