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Word VBA Communicating With Access Database

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Hello Experts,

I have written VBA code for a Word document that authenticates a user using her username and password. Now i am asked to have the same Word document communicate with an Access database that has images specific to each user. So this is how it goes: user opens Word Document, Word document asks for username and password, if correct, they are are allowed access to the Word document and the image specific to them is automaticallay inserted into the document from the Access database. How do i go about the communication between Word and Access?

Thanks for all your help in Advance.

Tairo
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Shanmuga Sundaram earned 500 total points
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Go to VB editor from word using Alt+F11

In the vb editor from the insert menu, insert the module.
Then from the tools menu in the references option include "Microsoft Activex Data Objects 2.0 library".
now add the following code. Here I am using the input box to get the user name and password. Assume that the username and password are same. This is used to connect to the access database.

Dim cn As New ADODB.Connection
Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
Public Sub openconnection()
x = InputBox("Please enter the password", "Please enter password")
cn.Open "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};Dbq=D:\Shanmuga Sundaram\IMAGES\timesheet\timesheets.mdb;Uid=" & x & ";Pwd=" & x & ";"
End Sub

To insert image from database to word document try the getchunk and putchunk method.
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