Display Information About a Microsoft Access Database
The following block of code will display the properties of ALL tables in a Microsoft
Access database. For the code to run successfully, the variable
MyConnectionString needs to contain a
valid connection string pointing to the Access database.
With this code, all tables, including system tables are displayed. If you want to limit the list, use myTable.Type to determine the type of the table and skip the system tables. User tables will return "TABLE", while system tables will return "ACCESS TABLE".
If you want to display information about just a single table, remove the For Each loop and uncomment the line that starts with Set myTable. Don't forget the pass the name of the right table to the Tables collection.
<% ' Create a Catalog Object and open the Table Dim myCatalog Dim myTable Dim myProperty Dim MyColumn Set myCatalog = Server.CreateObject("ADOX.Catalog") myCatalog.ActiveConnection = MyConnectionString ' Set myTable = myCatalog.Tables("myTable") For Each myTable in myCatalog.Tables %> <h1>Table Name: <%=myTable.name%></h1> <h2>Table Properties</h2> <table border="1"> <tr> <td><strong>Name</strong></td> <td><strong>Value</strong></td> </tr> <% For Each myProperty in myTable.Properties %> <tr> <td><%=myProperty.Name%></td> <td><%=myProperty.Value%></td> </tr> <% Next %> <tr> <td> Type </td> <td> <%=myTable.Type%> </td> </tr> </table> <br /> <br /> <h2>Column Properties</h2> <table border="1"> <tr> <td>Name</td> <td>Type</td> <td>Defined Size</td> <td>Numeric Scale</td> <td>Precision</td> <td>Properties</td> </tr> <% For Each MyColumn in myTable.Columns %> <tr> <td><%=MyColumn.Name%></td> <td><%=MyColumn.Type%></td> <td><%=MyColumn.DefinedSize%></td> <td><%=MyColumn.NumericScale%></td> <td><%=MyColumn.Precision%></td> <td> <table border ="1"> <tr> <td>Property Name</td> <td>Property Value</td> </tr> <% For each MyProperty in MyColumn.Properties %> <tr> <td><%=MyProperty.Name%></td> <td><%=MyProperty.Value%></td> </tr> <% Next %> </table> </td> </tr> <% Next %> </table> <% Next %> %>
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