Using Existing Code

Just knowing how to read the Help screens is a challenge in itself. It just takes time to practice. Programming isn't the kind of skill you master overnight. It's a skill you acquire gradually by finding out about one keyword, and then another, and then another, and so forth. VBA has so many keywords that it would take years to memorize them all.

Fortunately, you don't have to find out about every keyword before you start writing code. Most programmers discover how to program by example. That is, they look at other people's code and perhaps even use that same code themselves or modify it to suit their own needs.

Using other people's code, when possible, certainly offers some advantages because at least some of the work is done for you. Switch gears for a moment and look at ways in which you can get prewritten code into a module in your own database.

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