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I have a database and its going to have a excel spreadsheet attached to the forms, when the user double click on the attachment is there any way to force them to open the spreadsheet in edit mode. Basically a way to disable the open and view buttons.
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by:HemanthaKumar
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No not possible..

But other workaroung is that you can auto launch the attachment using the form launch property


~Hemanth
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How would i use the form launch property? And can i launch it so that any changes are saved back to the attachment and not saved into a temp file on the c drive?
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If it is a ole object you can get the updates back to the doc.. With attachment you can't .. But there is a script in sandbox which will do this.. You have to write it in a button and user has to select that button to launch, edit and save back.

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by:unknown45
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Thanks  Hemantha!
I'm going to go ahead and use ole objects.
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Good Luck
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