[ACCEPTED]-how to get column names of a table in ms access?-ms-access-2007

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Here is some code I have used in the past 3 to keep track of things for audits etc. I 2 cant take credit for it, I found it on the 1 web ages ago

Sub GetField2Description()
'Purpose:   1) Deletes and recreates a table (tblFields)
'           2) Queries table MSysObjects to return names of
'              all tables in the database
'           3) Populates tblFields
'Coded by:  raskew
'Inputs:    From debug window:
'           Call GetField2Description
'Output:    See tblFields

Dim db As Database, td As TableDef
Dim rs As Recordset, rs2 As Recordset
Dim Test As String, NameHold As String
Dim typehold As String, SizeHold As String
Dim fielddescription As String, tName As String
Dim n As Long, i As Long
Dim fld As Field, strSQL As String
n = 0
Set db = CurrentDb
' Trap for any errors.
    On Error Resume Next
tName = "tblFields"

'Does table "tblFields" exist?  If true, delete it;
docmd.SetWarnings False
   docmd.DeleteObject acTable, "tblFields"
docmd.SetWarnings True
'End If
'Create new tblTable
db.Execute "CREATE TABLE tblFields(Object TEXT (55), FieldName TEXT (55), FieldType TEXT (20), FieldSize Long, FieldAttributes Long, FldDescription TEXT (20));"

strSQL = "SELECT MSysObjects.Name, MSysObjects.Type From MsysObjects WHERE"
strSQL = strSQL + "((MSysObjects.Type)=1)"
strSQL = strSQL + "ORDER BY MSysObjects.Name;"

Set rs = db.OpenRecordset(strSQL)
If Not rs.BOF Then
   ' Get number of records in recordset
   n = rs.RecordCount
End If

Set rs2 = db.OpenRecordset("tblFields")

For i = 0 To n - 1
  fielddescription = " "
  Set td = db.TableDefs(i)
    'Skip over any MSys objects
    If Left(rs!Name, 4) <> "MSys" And Left(rs!Name, 1) <> "~" Then
       NameHold = rs!Name
       On Error Resume Next
       For Each fld In td.Fields
          fielddescription = fld.Name
          typehold = FieldType(fld.Type)
          SizeHold = fld.Size
          rs2!Object = NameHold
          rs2!FieldName = fielddescription
          rs2!FieldType = typehold
          rs2!FieldSize = SizeHold
          rs2!FieldAttributes = fld.Attributes
          rs2!FldDescription = fld.Properties("description")
       Next fld

       Resume Next
    End If
Next i
End Sub

Function FieldType(intType As Integer) As String

Select Case intType
    Case dbBoolean
        FieldType = "dbBoolean"    '1
    Case dbByte
        FieldType = "dbByte"       '2
    Case dbInteger
        FieldType = "dbInteger"    '3
    Case dbLong
        FieldType = "dbLong"       '4
    Case dbCurrency
        FieldType = "dbCurrency"   '5
    Case dbSingle
        FieldType = "dbSingle"     '6
    Case dbDouble
        FieldType = "dbDouble"     '7
    Case dbDate
        FieldType = "dbDate"       '8
    Case dbBinary
        FieldType = "dbBinary"     '9
    Case dbText
        FieldType = "dbText"       '10
    Case dbLongBinary
        FieldType = "dbLongBinary" '11
    Case dbMemo
        FieldType = "dbMemo"       '12
    Case dbGUID
        FieldType = "dbGUID"       '15
End Select

End Function

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