DateCreated and DateModified Properties Example (VB)

This example demonstrates the DateCreated and DateModified properties by adding a new Column to an existing Table and by creating a new Table. The DateOutput procedure is required for this example to run.

' BeginDateCreatedVB  
Sub Main()  
    On Error GoTo DateCreatedXError  

    Dim cat As New ADOX.Catalog  
    Dim tblEmployees As ADOX.Table  
    Dim tblNewTable As ADOX.Table  

    ' Connect to the catalog.  
    cat.ActiveConnection = "Provider='Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0';" & _  
        "Data Source='Northwind.mdb';"  

    With cat  
        Set tblEmployees = .Tables("Employees")  

        ' Print current information about the Employees table.  
        DateOutput "Current properties", tblEmployees  

        ' Create and append column to the Employees table.  
        tblEmployees.Columns.Append "NewColumn", adInteger  
        .Tables.Refresh  

        ' Print new information about the Employees table.  
        DateOutput "After creating a new column", tblEmployees  

        ' Delete new column because this is a demonstration.  
        tblEmployees.Columns.Delete "NewColumn"  

        ' Create and append new Table object to the Northwind database.  
        Set tblNewTable = New ADOX.Table  
        tblNewTable.Name = "NewTable"  
        tblNewTable.Columns.Append "NewColumn", adInteger  
        .Tables.Append tblNewTable  
        .Tables.Refresh  

        ' Print information about the new Table object.  
        DateOutput "After creating a new table", .Tables("NewTable")  

        ' Delete new Table object because this is a demonstration.  
        .Tables.Delete tblNewTable.Name  
    End With  

    'Clean up.  
    Set cat.ActiveConnection = Nothing  
    Set cat = Nothing  
    Exit Sub  

DateCreatedXError:  
    Set cat = Nothing  

    If Err <> 0 Then  
        MsgBox Err.Source & "-->" & Err.Description, , "Error"  
    End If  

End Sub  

Sub DateOutput(strTemp As String, tblTemp As ADOX.Table)  
    ' Print DateCreated and DateModified information about  
    ' specified Table object.  
    Debug.Print strTemp  
    Debug.Print "    Table: " & tblTemp.Name  
    Debug.Print "        DateCreated = " & tblTemp.DateCreated  
    Debug.Print "        DateModified = " & tblTemp.DateModified  
    Debug.Print  
End Sub  
' EndDateCreatedVB  

See Also

DateCreated Property (ADOX)
DateModified Property (ADOX)
Procedure Object (ADOX)
Procedures Collection (ADOX)
View Object (ADOX)
Views Collection (ADOX)