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SQL Server to control MS Access?

SQL Server to control MS Access?

SQL Server to control MS Access?

Have come up empty in searches so far. Does anyone know if there is a way to instantiate and control an MS ACCDB from SQL Server (2016 in this case)? I was thinking maybe APIs, command shell, etc.? This is not my area of expertise. The request is to automate some end-user ACCDBs that have sophisticated reporting solutions that cannot be duplicated in SSRS to be ran by SQL Server - I am guessing as a SQL Agent job?

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RE: SQL Server to control MS Access?

Assuming the access db is on the sql server system you could probably build a macro in Access that generated the report and sent it somewhere then call that macro externally as is shown here.. add to a vbs script and execute that via xpcmdshell.


CODE -->

Sub RunAccessMacro()
    Dim strDatabasePath As String
    Dim PathToDB As String
    Dim accApp As Access.Application
    Set accApp = New Access.Application

    PathOfDatabase = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets("Updates").Range("PathToAccess")
    accApp.OpenCurrentDatabase PathOfDatabase
    accApp.DoCmd.RunMacro "Macro_Run_Key"
    Set accApp = Nothing

    MsgBox "Done!  All processes complete!!"

End Sub 

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