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Posted on 2000-03-14
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I want to know how it is possible to insert a search for a specific file.  At the moment I have a hyperlink to an Excel file called C:\Test\Test_01_01_2000.xls and another C:\Test\Test_02_01_2000.xls, basically every day a new file is created in the format. Test(filename)_01(day)_02(month)_2000(year).  What i would like to accomplish is to insert something like 3 text boxes on my form called ,day ,month and year.  Once the user inserted the data in the text boxes and you click the Submit button it should point to the relevant hyperlink. For example in the text box Day the user inserted 05 and the textbox month the user inserted 03 and textbox year the user inserted 2000, once inserted and you click the submit button the the results should the point to C:\Test\Test_05_03_2000.xls
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by:TimCottee
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What are you using to create your hyperlink? The hyperlink will normally take the form of a string:

"file://c:/test/test_01_01_2000.xls" this could easily be built up as you describe.
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by:fouchev
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Very quick there Tim,

Well at the moment the the hyperlink is under the properties of a command button called btnSubmit. Once I change the data in the text boxes, i need the hyperlink in the button properties to change accordingly.  Is this clearer?
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Why do you use textboxes for date input? It is more elegant solution to use DateTimePicker (Calendar) Control.

Include to a project Windows Common Controls - 2. Place the DateTimePicker on the form, also add the button control.

Insert the following code to the from code module:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    MsgBox Command1.Tag
End Sub

Private Sub DTPicker1_Change()
   
    With DTPicker1
        Command1.Tag = "C:\Test_" & Day(.Value) & _
            "_" & Month(.Value) & "_" & Year(.Value) & ".xls"
    End With
           
End Sub

Run the project, click on the buuton, you sould see the result in a message box.

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Are you using a DHTML project, VB Script or ActiveX document model to do this with? Gelog's comment is possibly helpful as it may well be a nicer interface to go with, however you would still have to format the date parts correctly to get "01" instead of "1" for the day and month.

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by:fouchev
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Hi again,
I works fine, it displays in the message box, but how do get it to go to the file (hyperlink) now. Must one put code behind the Ok button or what..?  
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Insert in the Global_Declarations section of the form code module the following API declaration:

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" _
    Alias "ShellExecuteA" _
   (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, _
    ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, _
    ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

In the Command1_Click event procedure insert the call of ShellExecute instead of the call of MsgBox:


ShellExecute 0&, "Open", Command1.Tag, 0&, 0&, 1&
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