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Inserting Hyperlinks using VBA

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Hi all

I want a user to click a button which opens the hyperlink dialog box and then returns the hyperlink string when they're finished. I need a sample of vba code.

I've tried a few things and I have no idea how to open the hyperlink dialog box and the users want the standard one. Thanks in advance.

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STeve
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what do u mean, open the hyperlink dialog box?

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the dialog that comes up when you use the insert hyperlink or press control K
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Please help

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Ive been having a look and quite find out to bring up this box
Ive not managed to find this hyperlink box
I will try to hep but you need to give me an example of where you insert a link so I can see what dialog you are talking about

I know you said user wants standard one but would you be open to alternatives? Try create a form similar to dialog if we cant get it to open

what do you want to do, prompt user for a hyperlink, they enter it? or pick one from a pre-defined list

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Hi

There is a table and one of the fields is a hyperlink field. The users open a form which displays relevant records from this table. When you click on the field you can get the insert hyperlink dialog by pressing control K, or  going to the insert menu and selecting the insert hyperlink, or right clicking on the field and selecting hyperlink, and then edit hyperlink.

I can create a custom form myself - I am familiar with the hyperlink object and vba coding but the users have been the standard dialog and want it. Recreating this particular form is quite complex. The standard dialog also lets you link to access forms and reports which is also used quite a lot.

Cheers Steve
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ok, think Ive got it, after you telling me, I now know what you mean

setfocus to your hyperlink field
    HLink.SetFocus

Run the command to edit hyperlink
    DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdEditHyperlink


Its important you set the focus other edithyperlink command will fail

also you need to check return values, if Cancel hit, it returns a failure so you need to trap it
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DOHHHHHHHHH - Call me Homer J Simpson

I was looking for something complex and difficult and it's this simple. Thanks your help is much appreciated.

The error code is 2501 if you're interested.

Cheers
Steve
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yea,it was easier than I thought as well
still Ive learnt summat new as well

take a look at RunCommand next time u want to do summat, theres loads of ops inthere

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