Rummaging around inside an Access DB

Dale Strickland-Clark dale at out-think.NOSPAMco.uk
Wed Dec 6 14:18:36 CET 2000


I've been trying to dig some information out of an Access DB using Python. I need to access as much
information as possible about the composition of all the reports. 

After a few false starts and lots of head scratching (I can't find a help file on the object model
anywhere!!), I found something in the Python Win32 distribution called daodump.py, presumably
written by Mark H.

This helped a lot and produced a listing of all the reports but I can't seem to break into the
Report object.

This is what I've come up with so far:


from win32com.client import Dispatch
import sys
eng = Dispatch("DAO.DBEngine.36")
db = eng.OpenDatabase(sys.argv[1])
rep = db.Containers.Item('Reports')
for doc in rep.Documents:
	print doc.Name


Does anyone know how I can get at the cuts of the Report object? The only other properties I can
find are: 

AllPermissions, CLSID, Container, CreateProperty, DateCreated, LastUpdated, Name, Owner,
Permissions, Properties, UserName


Thanks for any help.
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Dale Strickland-Clark
Out-Think Ltd
Business Technology Consultants





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