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Opening a new instance of Access along with the mdb

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I have searched the forum and can't see where I am going wrong here.
The first part of my statement works fine.
When I add beyond the "&" it breaks ... not finding the file. It's
there and it's named correctly.

stAppName = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\MSACCESS.EXE" &
Call Shell(stAppName, 1)

Any ideas where I am going wrong?


Oct 12 '06 #1
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Wild Bill wrote:
Any ideas where I am going wrong?
There needs to be a space between the application name and the path to the
MDB file. You've concatenated two strings together without that space.

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Oct 12 '06 #2

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I swear that I die on quotes and spaces in my code.
Thanks Granny S!
Works like a charm.

Now I can get rid of that nasty batch file that we are using currently.

Will Bill

Oct 18 '06 #3

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You're welcome, Bill! I'm pleased I could be of help.

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