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Repair/Compact DB

Repair/Compact DB

Repair/Compact DB


I'm developing an application where I want to provide a user with the option of Repairing/Compacting a database.
I've never done this before so I'm not sure if I'm on the right track. The database I'm trying to repair is "CatalogDB.mdb" and it's in  the same directory as my application.

Does my code below look approximately right?

DBEngine.RepairDatabase app.path & "\CatalogDB.mdb"
DBEngine.CompactDatabase app. path & "\CatalogDB.mdb", app.path & "\CatalogDB.mdb"

I have this code under a command button and when I click on the button my form closes and my project stays open. To be honest, I'm really not sure whether it's working.

Thanks for any help.


RE: Repair/Compact DB

Sounds like it's working. You could always check the file size in Windows Explorer before and after pushing of the button.

Just a thought.

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RE: Repair/Compact DB

Hi Lonnie,

That's a good idea. You know, though, I just noticed that my project is closing. So, I don't think anything is executing after my closecurrentdatabase line. But, I'll check your idea about looking at the filesize.


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