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    Change Field Name throughout Database

    I have a database created in Access 2003 and have upgraded to 2010. I want to change a few field names in the database and throughout all queries, reports and code. Is it possible to do this with a find and replace process?

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    Kerry,

    What you need is Name AutoCorrect.
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    I would use Rick Fishers Find and Replace if Name Autocorrect doesn't work.

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    Excellent - thankyou.

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    This is excellent too. Thankyou so much!

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    Note however that there are some circumstances where Name AutoCorrect can lead you astray. The article RG references gives a fairly detailed explanation of the issues you may encounter. Also, Name AutoCorrect will not make changes in VBA, so you will need to manually search your VBA project for the field names that you change. I'm not sure about Rick Fisher's utility - it's been some time since I used it.
    Wendell

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    Rick Fishers Find and Replace makes changes in VBA as well.

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    I turn-off autocorrect, and use Rick's Find & Replace.
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