DoCmd.OpenTable Method

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

Syntax

expression.OpenTable(TableName, View, DataMode)

expression   A variable that represents a DoCmd object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
TableName Required Variant A string expression  that's the valid name of a table  in the current database. If you execute Visual Basic code containing the OpenTable method in a library database , Microsoft Access looks for the table with this name first in the library database, then in the current database.
View Optional AcView A AcView constant that specifies the view in which the table will open. The default value is acViewNormal.
DataMode Optional AcOpenDataMode A AcOpenDataMode constant that specifies the data entry mode for the table. The default value is acEdit.

Remarks

You can use the OpenTable method to open a table in Datasheet view , Design view , or Print Preview . You can also select a data entry mode for the table.

Example

The following example opens the Employees table in Print Preview:

Visual Basic for Applications
DoCmd.OpenTable "Employees", acViewPreview

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