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MS Access Module Key-Word Search (for External Apps)

MS Access Module Key-Word Search (for External Apps)

MS Access Module Key-Word Search (for External Apps)


After realizing that we can't always imagine all eventualities (and certainly cannot predict management direction) I've produced an application that enables you to:
  • Maintain a list of all applications that you wish to be searched for 'key' VBA words / terms.
  • Search for a key word / term within all of those external application:
    • Modules
    • Form modules
    • Report modules
  • All resultant 'object containers' (regardless of naming convention) will be prefixed with ',Module_, Form_, Report_' to indicate their type.
  • On double-clicking the object container name - that object will be opened in design mode.
  • You'll need to Edit - Find the term in that objects' module.
  • I will be (at some point) adding functionality to automatically 'search and replace'
The 'app' is really one, single form, stored as text in SNIPT, which when first run - creates 2 tables in order to function.

If you're interested, then you can upload it here and use LoadFromText to import this single form into a new MS Access app.
Full import / install instructions are on SNIPT.


It's not 'bullet-proof' designed, although common error trapping has been used.
Let me know your thoughts; it's certainly pulled me out of the chit when the pressure has been on, to remedy a commonly used piece of code that needed to be amended in lot's of places.

Darrylle winky smile

Never argue with an idiot, he'll bring you down to his level - then beat you with experience.

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