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Visual Basic (Microsoft) Versions 5/6 FAQ

Access Version or Conversion

Delete all records in a table quickly. by Michael42
Posted: 7 Feb 04

Sub deleteAllRecords()
    On Error GoTo ErrorHandler

    Dim oDB As Database, iResult As Integer
    Set oDB = OpenDatabase(App.Path & "\mydbfile.mdb")

    'Confirm
    iResult = MsgBox("Are you sure you want to delete ALL records?", vbOKCancel + vbCritical + vbDefaultButton2, "Delete All Records?")
    If iResult = vbOK Then
        Screen.MousePointer = vbHourglass
        DoEvents
        DoEvents
        DoEvents
        
        'Delete Operation
        oDB.Execute "DELETE * FROM main"
        DoEvents
        
        Screen.MousePointer = vbDefault
        MsgBox "Delete Operation Completed"
    End If
    
    On Error GoTo 0
    Exit Sub

ErrorHandler:
    Screen.MousePointer = vbDefault
    MsgBox "Error: " & Err.Number & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & Err.Description, vbExclamation, "Error (deleteAllRecords)"
           
End Sub

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