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If you run into odd happenings in your code, and before distribution, decompiling is a good idea. As well as correcting a number of problems, decompile saves space and improves speed. I find the most convenient way to do this is with a little VBScript. You can copy the code below to a text file, with a .vbs extension, and simply drop the mdb to be decompiled onto the file. Decompile is a start-up switch, so this code will open your mdb and ask for a password, if one is required.

Option Explicit

Dim WSHShell Dim fs, sPath, sPathTemp, sAccessPath, sKey


   Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   
   If WScript.Arguments.Count > 0 Then
       sPath = WScript.Arguments.Item(0)
   Else
       sPathTemp = Left(WScript.ScriptFullname, _
           InStrRev(WScript.ScriptFullname, "\"))
           
       sPath = InputBox("Enter Path and Name of .mdb", "Decompile", sPathTemp)
   End If
   
   If sPath = "" Or fs.FileExists(sPath) = False Then
        _        Or Right(sPath, 4) <> ".mdb"
       MsgBox "Not a valid file: " & vbCrLf & sPath, 64, "Decompile" '64=vbInformation
   Else
      Set WSHShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
      sKey = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\MSACCESS.EXE\"
      sAccessPath = WSHShell.RegRead(sKey)
      WSHShell.Run  Chr(34) & sAccessPath & Chr(34) & " " & Chr(34) & sPath & Chr(34) & " /decompile"
   End If

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