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For tlbroadbent

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For tlbroadbent

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Thanks for the idea.  I am actually working in Access 2002. the line of code you mentioned does not seem to be accepted.  Maybe I have a syntax error and need quotes or something.  This time I have included what the help file says concerning creating an index and the section of code I am working on below that.  Thank you again for the help.
Here is what the help file says for CreateIndex, it is somewhat different than what you mentioned:
CreateIndex Method
Creates a new Index object (Microsoft Jet workspaces only).
Syntax
Set index = tabledef.CreateIndex (name)
The CreateIndex method syntax has these parts.
Part Description
index An object variable that represents the index you want to create.
tabledef An object variable that represents the TableDef object you want to use to create the new Index object.
name Optional. A Variant (String subtype) that uniquely names the new Index object. See the Name property for details on valid Index names.
Remarks
You can use the CreateIndex method to create a new Index object for a TableDef object. If you omit the optional name part when you use CreateIndex, you can use an appropriate assignment statement to set or reset the Name property before you append the new object to a collection. After you append the object, you may or may not be able to set its Name property, depending on the type of object that contains the Indexes collection. See the Name property topic for more details.
If name refers to an object that is already a member of the collection, a run-time error occurs when you use the Append method.
To remove an Index object from a collection, use the Delete method on the collection.

HERE Is the section of code I am working on:
Sub SendSBTInvoice(inv As Integer) 'based on Sub SendBWInvoice KS 4/01

    Dim dbs, db As Database
    Dim qry, qryUpd, qryInvUpd, qryLn As QueryDef
    Dim rst As Recordset
    Dim fHandle As Integer
    Dim strFileName As String
    Dim printfreight As String
    Dim idx As Index
    Dim tblDef, tblR As TableDef
    Dim idxOrderLineID As Index
    Dim fld As Field
    
    DoCmd.Hourglass True
    DoCmd.Echo False, "Open Databases"
    
    Set dbs = CurrentDb
    Set qryLn = dbs.QueryDefs("qryOrderHeadLine")
    
    Set rst = qryLn.OpenRecordset()
    Set tblR = rst.CreateTableDef("tblCmbOrdHeadLine")  'Followed example in printout from tec-tips webpage
                                'but it doesn't seem to accept qryLn in place of dbs so will try another option
    DoCmd.OpenTable "tblCmbOrdHeadLine"

    'Create an index and set its properties NEITER TRY NUMBER ONE NOR TWO SEEMED TO BE WORKING
    
    'TRY NUMBER ONE FROM SOMEONE ELSE'S QUESTUION ON TEC-TIPS
    'Set idx = tblR.CreateIndex("idxOrderLineID")
    'idx.Primary = True
    'idx.Required = True
    'idx.Unique = True
    
    'TRY NUMBER TWO FROM SOMEONE ELSE'S QUESTUION ON TEC-TIPS
    'Create Index "idxOrderLineID" On "tblCmbOrdHeadLine (OrderLineID)"
    
    'Add a field to the index  Not sure if this step is necessary
    Set fld = idx.CreateField("OrderLineID")
    idx.Fields.Append fld
    
    'Add the index to the TableDef
    tblR.Indexes.Append idx
        
    Set qry = dbs.QueryDefs("qrysbtinvoice")
    qry.PARAMETERS![invno] = inv
    Set rst = qry.OpenRecordset()
    
    DoCmd.Echo False, "Send Data To SBT"
    
    If rst.RecordCount > 0 Then
        rst.MoveFirst
        strFileName = lookup("filename", "tblfilelocation", "fileid", "SBTOUT")
        fHandle = stdFileOpen(strFileName, "Append")
        
        If fHandle > 0 Then
            'If rst!EDIFreight = True And rst!sumoftraderfreight > 0 Then
            If rst!BusinessWorksID = "Finger" Then  ' 10/20 Do only for FingerHut
                printfreight = rst!sumoftraderfreight
            Else
                printfreight = rst!sumoffreight
            End If
          
                 
            If rst!EDIFreight = True Then ' pass freight charges
              Write #fHandle, rst!SBTid, CInt(rst!InvoiceNo), "", CStr(rst!UPSShipDate), CDec(rst!sumofsellprice), CDec(rst!sumofhandcharge), CDec(printfreight)
            Else ' Don't pass freight charges
              If rst!BusinessWorksID = "12SPIEGEL" Then ' Pass handleing charge for Speigal 5/99
                 Write #fHandle, rst!SBTid, CInt(rst!InvoiceNo), CStr(rst!PurchaseOrderNum), CStr(rst!UPSShipDate), CDec(rst!sumofsellprice), CDec(rst!sumofhandcharge), ""
              Else
                 Write #fHandle, rst!SBTid, CInt(rst!InvoiceNo), CStr(rst!PurchaseOrderNum), CStr(rst!UPSShipDate), CDec(rst!sumofsellprice), "", ""
              End If
            End If
                        
     
            
            Close fHandle    ' Close file.
            DoCmd.Echo True
        
            DoCmd.Echo False, "Update Orders"
            Set qryUpd = dbs.QueryDefs("qryStatToDone")
            qryUpd.PARAMETERS![invno] = inv
            qryUpd.Execute 'incriments through records to change them
            
            DoCmd.Echo False, "Update Invoice"
            Set qryInvUpd = dbs.QueryDefs("qryInvoiceToDoneSBT")
            qryInvUpd.PARAMETERS![invno] = inv
            qryInvUpd.Execute 'incriments through records to change them
            
            MsgBox "Finished Processing SBT Output File"
        End If  'file opened
        dbs.Close
    Else
        MsgBox "No Reccords To Send"
    End If
    
    DoCmd.Echo True
    DoCmd.Hourglass False

End Sub

RE: For tlbroadbent


The code I gave was to run a SQL data definition query. You found the reference to the CreateIndex method. These are two different ways to create queries with different syntax, obviously.

The following lines to your VBA module after the code that creates the table.

Dim sql As String, i As Integer
sql = "Create Index idxOrderLineID On tblCmbOrdHeadLine (OrderLineID)"
DoCmd.RunSQL sql

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