AllTables Collection

Access Developer Reference

The AllTables collection contains an AccessObject for each table in the CurrentData or CodeData object.


The CurrentData or CodeData object has an AllTables collection containing AccessObject objects that describe instances of all tables specified by CurrentData or CodeData. For example, you can enumerate the AllTables collection in Visual Basic to set or return the values of properties of individual AccessObject objects in the collection.

You can refer to an individual AccessObject object in the AllTables collection either by referring to the object by name, or by referring to its index within the collection. If you want to refer to a specific object in the AllTables collection, it's better to refer to the table by name because a table's collection index may change.

The AllTables collection is indexed beginning with zero. If you refer to a table by its index, the first table is AllTables(0), the second table is AllTables(1), and so on.

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To list all open tables in the database, use the IsLoaded property of each AccessObject object in the AllTables collection. You can then use the Name property of each individual AccessObject object to return the name of a table.

You can't add or delete an AccessObject object from the AllTables collection.


The following example prints the name of each open AccessObject object in the AllTables collection.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Sub AllTables()
    Dim obj As AccessObject, dbs As Object
    Set dbs = Application.CurrentData
    ' Search for open AccessObject objects in AllTables collection.
    For Each obj In dbs.AllTables
        If obj.IsLoaded = True Then
            ' Print name of obj.
            Debug.Print obj.Name
        End If
    Next obj
End Sub

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