RunMacro Method [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

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

expression.RunMacro(MacroName, RepeatCount, RepeatExpression)

expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.

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.


For more information on how the action and its arguments work, see the action topic.

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 you specify.


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

DoCmd.RunMacro "Print Sales", 2

Applies to | DoCmd Object