Add 'attachment' field with vba

I'm creating a tool to create tables from given data (name, field-type, format, etc.). Everything is working smooth so far, but I have absolutely no clue how to create a field with the datatype 'attachment' with VBA. I've searched for a while now, but couldn't find anything helpful

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