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I am creating a browse button in access to put a path into a text box as a hyperlink.  I'm having a syntax error on the

Private Sub OF_to_MSAOF(of As OPENFILENAME, msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME)
 msaof.strFullPathReturned = Left(of.lpstrFile, InStr(of.lpstrFile, vbNullChar)
- 1)
 msaof.strFileNameReturned = of.lpstrFileTitle
 msaof.intFileOffset = of.nFileOffset
 msaof.intFileExtension = of.nFileExtension
End Sub

thanks!  Code is the full module
Option Explicit
Option Compare Database
 
Declare Function GetOpenFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" Alias _
 "GetOpenFileNameA" (pOpenfilename As OPENFILENAME) As Boolean
Declare Function GetSaveFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" Alias _
 "GetSaveFileNameA" (pOpenfilename As OPENFILENAME) As Boolean
 
Type MSA_OPENFILENAME
 strFilter As String
 lngFilterIndex As Long
 strInitialDir As String
 strInitialFile As String
 strDialogTitle As String
 strDefaultExtension As String
 lngFlags As Long
 strFullPathReturned As String
 strFileNameReturned As String
 intFileOffset As Integer
 intFileExtension As Integer
End Type
 
Const ALLFILES = "All Files"
 
Type OPENFILENAME
 lStructSize As Long
 hwndOwner As Long
 hInstance As Long
 lpstrFilter As String
 lpstrCustomFilter As Long
 nMaxCustrFilter As Long
 nFilterIndex As Long
 lpstrFile As String
 nMaxFile As Long
 lpstrFileTitle As String
 nMaxFileTitle As Long
 lpstrInitialDir As String
 lpstrTitle As String
 Flags As Long
 nFileOffset As Integer
 nFileExtension As Integer
 lpstrDefExt As String
 lCustrData As Long
 lpfnHook As Long
 lpTemplateName As Long
End Type
 
Const OFN_ALLOWMULTISELECT = &H200
Const OFN_CREATEPROMPT = &H2000
Const OFN_EXPLORER = &H80000
Const OFN_FILEMUSTEXIST = &H1000
Const OFN_HIDEREADONLY = &H4
Const OFN_NOCHANGEDIR = &H8
Const OFN_NODEREFERENCELINKS = &H100000
Const OFN_NONETWORKBUTTON = &H20000
Const OFN_NOREADONLYRETURN = &H8000
Const OFN_NOVALIDATE = &H100
Const OFN_OVERWRITEPROMPT = &H2
Const OFN_PATHMUSTEXIST = &H800
Const OFN_READONLY = &H1
Const OFN_SHOWHELP = &H10
 
 
 
'FUNCTION TO OPEN THE DIALOG WITHOUT USING THE ACTIVE-X
 
Function fnLocateDB(strSearchPath) As String
 
Dim msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME
msaof.strDialogTitle = "Open File: " & Year(Date) & ".mdb"
msaof.strInitialDir = Trim(strSearchPath)
msaof.strFilter = MSA_CreateFilterString("All files", "*.*")
MSA_GetOpenFileName msaof
fnLocateDB = "#" & Trim(msaof.strFullPathReturned) & "#"
 
End Function
 
Function MSA_CreateFilterString(ParamArray varFilt() As Variant) As String
 Dim strFilter As String
 Dim intRet As Integer
 Dim intNum As Integer
 
 intNum = UBound(varFilt)
 If (intNum <> -1) Then
     For intRet = 0 To intNum
         strFilter = strFilter & varFilt(intRet) & vbNullChar
     Next
     If intNum Mod 2 = 0 Then
         strFilter = strFilter & "*.*" & vbNullChar
     End If
     
     strFilter = strFilter & vbNullChar
 Else
     strFilter = ""
 End If
 
 MSA_CreateFilterString = strFilter
End Function
 
 
 
 
Function MSA_ConvertFilterString(strFilterIn As String) As String
 Dim strFilter As String
 Dim intNum As Integer, intPos As Integer, intLastPos As Integer
 
 strFilter = ""
 intNum = 0
 intPos = 1
 intLastPos = 1
 Do
     intPos = InStr(intLastPos, strFilterIn, "|")
     If (intPos > intLastPos) Then
         strFilter = strFilter & Mid(strFilterIn, intLastPos, intPos -
intLastPos) & vbNullChar
         intNum = intNum + 1
         intLastPos = intPos + 1
     ElseIf (intPos = intLastPos) Then
         intLastPos = intPos + 1
     End If
 Loop Until (intPos = 0)
     
 intPos = Len(strFilterIn)
 If (intPos >= intLastPos) Then
     strFilter = strFilter & Mid(strFilterIn, intLastPos, intPos - intLastPos +
1) & vbNullChar
     intNum = intNum + 1
 End If
 
 If intNum Mod 2 = 1 Then
     strFilter = strFilter & "*.*" & vbNullChar
 End If
 
 If strFilter <> "" Then
     strFilter = strFilter & vbNullChar
 End If
 
 MSA_ConvertFilterString = strFilter
End Function
 
 
Private Function MSA_GetSaveFileName(msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME) As Integer
 
 Dim of As OPENFILENAME
 Dim intRet As Integer
 
 MSAOF_to_OF msaof, of
 of.Flags = of.Flags Or OFN_HIDEREADONLY
 intRet = GetSaveFileName(of)
 If intRet Then
     OF_to_MSAOF of, msaof
 End If
 MSA_GetSaveFileName = intRet
End Function
 
 
 
 
 
Function MSA_SimpleGetSaveFileName() As String
 
 Dim msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME
 Dim intRet As Integer
 Dim strRet As String
 
 intRet = MSA_GetSaveFileName(msaof)
 If intRet Then
     strRet = msaof.strFullPathReturned
 End If
 
 MSA_SimpleGetSaveFileName = strRet
End Function
 
 
 
 
Private Function MSA_GetOpenFileName(msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME) As Integer
 
 Dim of As OPENFILENAME
 Dim intRet As Integer
 
 MSAOF_to_OF msaof, of
 intRet = GetOpenFileName(of)
 If intRet Then
     OF_to_MSAOF of, msaof
 End If
 MSA_GetOpenFileName = intRet
End Function
 
 
 
 
Function MSA_SimpleGetOpenFileName() As String
 Dim msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME
 Dim intRet As Integer
 Dim strRet As String
 
 intRet = MSA_GetOpenFileName(msaof)
 If intRet Then
     strRet = msaof.strFullPathReturned
 End If
 
 MSA_SimpleGetOpenFileName = strRet
End Function
 
 
Private Sub OF_to_MSAOF(of As OPENFILENAME, msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME)
 msaof.strFullPathReturned = Left(of.lpstrFile, InStr(of.lpstrFile, vbNullChar)
- 1)
 msaof.strFileNameReturned = of.lpstrFileTitle
 msaof.intFileOffset = of.nFileOffset
 msaof.intFileExtension = of.nFileExtension
End Sub
 
 
 
Private Sub MSAOF_to_OF(msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME, of As OPENFILENAME)
Dim strFile As String * 512
 of.hwndOwner = Application.hWndAccessApp
 of.hInstance = 0
 of.lpstrCustomFilter = 0
 of.nMaxCustrFilter = 0
 of.lpfnHook = 0
 of.lpTemplateName = 0
 of.lCustrData = 0
 
 If msaof.strFilter = "" Then
     of.lpstrFilter = MSA_CreateFilterString(ALLFILES)
 Else
     of.lpstrFilter = msaof.strFilter
 End If
 of.nFilterIndex = msaof.lngFilterIndex
 
 of.lpstrFile = msaof.strInitialFile _
     & String(512 - Len(msaof.strInitialFile), 0)
 of.nMaxFile = 511
 
 of.lpstrFileTitle = String(512, 0)
 of.nMaxFileTitle = 511
 
 of.lpstrTitle = msaof.strDialogTitle
 
 of.lpstrInitialDir = msaof.strInitialDir
 
 of.lpstrDefExt = msaof.strDefaultExtension
 
 of.Flags = msaof.lngFlags
 
 of.lStructSize = Len(of)
End Sub

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Chuck Wood earned 2000 total points
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The problem was there was a new line where the line should have been continuous. Actually there were several of them, which I have fixed in the snippet.

 msaof.strFullPathReturned = Left(of.lpstrFile, InStr(of.lpstrFile, vbNullChar)
- 1)

should be

 msaof.strFullPathReturned = Left(of.lpstrFile, InStr(of.lpstrFile, vbNullChar)- 1)
Option Compare Database
Option Explicit
 
Declare Function GetOpenFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" Alias _
 "GetOpenFileNameA" (pOpenfilename As OPENFILENAME) As Boolean
Declare Function GetSaveFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" Alias _
 "GetSaveFileNameA" (pOpenfilename As OPENFILENAME) As Boolean
 
Type MSA_OPENFILENAME
 strFilter As String
 lngFilterIndex As Long
 strInitialDir As String
 strInitialFile As String
 strDialogTitle As String
 strDefaultExtension As String
 lngFlags As Long
 strFullPathReturned As String
 strFileNameReturned As String
 intFileOffset As Integer
 intFileExtension As Integer
End Type
 
Const ALLFILES = "All Files"
 
Type OPENFILENAME
 lStructSize As Long
 hwndOwner As Long
 hInstance As Long
 lpstrFilter As String
 lpstrCustomFilter As Long
 nMaxCustrFilter As Long
 nFilterIndex As Long
 lpstrFile As String
 nMaxFile As Long
 lpstrFileTitle As String
 nMaxFileTitle As Long
 lpstrInitialDir As String
 lpstrTitle As String
 Flags As Long
 nFileOffset As Integer
 nFileExtension As Integer
 lpstrDefExt As String
 lCustrData As Long
 lpfnHook As Long
 lpTemplateName As Long
End Type
 
Const OFN_ALLOWMULTISELECT = &H200
Const OFN_CREATEPROMPT = &H2000
Const OFN_EXPLORER = &H80000
Const OFN_FILEMUSTEXIST = &H1000
Const OFN_HIDEREADONLY = &H4
Const OFN_NOCHANGEDIR = &H8
Const OFN_NODEREFERENCELINKS = &H100000
Const OFN_NONETWORKBUTTON = &H20000
Const OFN_NOREADONLYRETURN = &H8000
Const OFN_NOVALIDATE = &H100
Const OFN_OVERWRITEPROMPT = &H2
Const OFN_PATHMUSTEXIST = &H800
Const OFN_READONLY = &H1
Const OFN_SHOWHELP = &H10
 
 
 
'FUNCTION TO OPEN THE DIALOG WITHOUT USING THE ACTIVE-X
 
Function fnLocateDB(strSearchPath) As String
 
Dim msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME
msaof.strDialogTitle = "Open File: " & Year(Date) & ".mdb"
msaof.strInitialDir = Trim(strSearchPath)
msaof.strFilter = MSA_CreateFilterString("All files", "*.*")
MSA_GetOpenFileName msaof
fnLocateDB = "#" & Trim(msaof.strFullPathReturned) & "#"
 
End Function
 
Function MSA_CreateFilterString(ParamArray varFilt() As Variant) As String
 Dim strFilter As String
 Dim intRet As Integer
 Dim intNum As Integer
 
 intNum = UBound(varFilt)
 If (intNum <> -1) Then
     For intRet = 0 To intNum
         strFilter = strFilter & varFilt(intRet) & vbNullChar
     Next
     If intNum Mod 2 = 0 Then
         strFilter = strFilter & "*.*" & vbNullChar
     End If
     
     strFilter = strFilter & vbNullChar
 Else
     strFilter = ""
 End If
 
 MSA_CreateFilterString = strFilter
End Function
 
 
 
 
Function MSA_ConvertFilterString(strFilterIn As String) As String
 Dim strFilter As String
 Dim intNum As Integer, intPos As Integer, intLastPos As Integer
 
 strFilter = ""
 intNum = 0
 intPos = 1
 intLastPos = 1
 Do
     intPos = InStr(intLastPos, strFilterIn, "|")
     If (intPos > intLastPos) Then
         strFilter = strFilter & Mid(strFilterIn, intLastPos, intPos - intLastPos) & vbNullChar
         intNum = intNum + 1
         intLastPos = intPos + 1
     ElseIf (intPos = intLastPos) Then
         intLastPos = intPos + 1
     End If
 Loop Until (intPos = 0)
     
 intPos = Len(strFilterIn)
 If (intPos >= intLastPos) Then
     strFilter = strFilter & Mid(strFilterIn, intLastPos, intPos - intLastPos + 1) & vbNullChar
     intNum = intNum + 1
 End If
 
 If intNum Mod 2 = 1 Then
     strFilter = strFilter & "*.*" & vbNullChar
 End If
 
 If strFilter <> "" Then
     strFilter = strFilter & vbNullChar
 End If
 
 MSA_ConvertFilterString = strFilter
End Function
 
 
Private Function MSA_GetSaveFileName(msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME) As Integer
 
 Dim of As OPENFILENAME
 Dim intRet As Integer
 
 MSAOF_to_OF msaof, of
 of.Flags = of.Flags Or OFN_HIDEREADONLY
 intRet = GetSaveFileName(of)
 If intRet Then
     OF_to_MSAOF of, msaof
 End If
 MSA_GetSaveFileName = intRet
End Function
 
 
 
 
 
Function MSA_SimpleGetSaveFileName() As String
 
 Dim msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME
 Dim intRet As Integer
 Dim strRet As String
 
 intRet = MSA_GetSaveFileName(msaof)
 If intRet Then
     strRet = msaof.strFullPathReturned
 End If
 
 MSA_SimpleGetSaveFileName = strRet
End Function
 
 
 
 
Private Function MSA_GetOpenFileName(msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME) As Integer
 
 Dim of As OPENFILENAME
 Dim intRet As Integer
 
 MSAOF_to_OF msaof, of
 intRet = GetOpenFileName(of)
 If intRet Then
     OF_to_MSAOF of, msaof
 End If
 MSA_GetOpenFileName = intRet
End Function
 
 
 
 
Function MSA_SimpleGetOpenFileName() As String
 Dim msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME
 Dim intRet As Integer
 Dim strRet As String
 
 intRet = MSA_GetOpenFileName(msaof)
 If intRet Then
     strRet = msaof.strFullPathReturned
 End If
 
 MSA_SimpleGetOpenFileName = strRet
End Function
 
 
Private Sub OF_to_MSAOF(of As OPENFILENAME, msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME)
 msaof.strFullPathReturned = Left(of.lpstrFile, InStr(of.lpstrFile, vbNullChar) - 1)
 msaof.strFileNameReturned = of.lpstrFileTitle
 msaof.intFileOffset = of.nFileOffset
 msaof.intFileExtension = of.nFileExtension
End Sub
 
 
 
Private Sub MSAOF_to_OF(msaof As MSA_OPENFILENAME, of As OPENFILENAME)
Dim strFile As String * 512
 of.hwndOwner = Application.hWndAccessApp
 of.hInstance = 0
 of.lpstrCustomFilter = 0
 of.nMaxCustrFilter = 0
 of.lpfnHook = 0
 of.lpTemplateName = 0
 of.lCustrData = 0
 
 If msaof.strFilter = "" Then
     of.lpstrFilter = MSA_CreateFilterString(ALLFILES)
 Else
     of.lpstrFilter = msaof.strFilter
 End If
 of.nFilterIndex = msaof.lngFilterIndex
 
 of.lpstrFile = msaof.strInitialFile _
     & String(512 - Len(msaof.strInitialFile), 0)
 of.nMaxFile = 511
 
 of.lpstrFileTitle = String(512, 0)
 of.nMaxFileTitle = 511
 
 of.lpstrTitle = msaof.strDialogTitle
 
 of.lpstrInitialDir = msaof.strInitialDir
 
 of.lpstrDefExt = msaof.strDefaultExtension
 
 of.Flags = msaof.lngFlags
 
 of.lStructSize = Len(of)
End Sub

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