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Posted on 2011-02-17
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I have a basic application that is using and OLE Object to display photos on a form.  I want to upload .jpg but it will only allow me to upload .bmp

On the click of the add button a browse window opens to find the photo on my computer, I select it and press ok.  If I selected a .bmp then the photo gets attached to the record, if I choose .jpg and press ok it stays blank.

I commented out the code to only allow .bmp and just left "all files" uncommented.  HELP!

(screenshot of GUI)

In the table the field is called:

olePhoto and the data type is: OLE Object

This is the code:

Private Sub btn_add_Click()
  Dim fd As FileDialog
 
  Set fd = FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
 
    With fd
      .AllowMultiSelect = False
      .Filters.Clear
      .Filters.Add "All Files", "*.*"
      '.Filters.Add "Bitmap Files", "*.bmp"
      If .Show Then
        olePhoto.SourceDoc = .SelectedItems(1)
        olePhoto.action = acOLECreateLink
      End If
    End With



End Sub

Private Sub btn_close_Click()
  DoCmd.Close acForm, Me.Name, acSaveNo
End Sub


Private Sub btn_remove_Click()
    olePhoto = Null

End Sub  
ee-photo.jpg
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Question by:gcgcit
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by:gcgcit
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capricorn1: any ideas?
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 500 total points
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You may not want to hear this but...

Then don't use OLE fields.
;-)

You can "Link" to the file: (see attached sample db.)

Or use a program like this:
http://www.ammara.com/dbpix/access.html


Or use the new attachment dataype in Access 2007 and newer.

JeffCoachman
Access-BasicLinkFormReportImages.mdb
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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"capricorn1: any ideas?"
...you can't really specify one specific expert to help you...
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by:gcgcit
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boag2000: I think it's capricorn1's code that I was using... that's why I specified him. I'm happy to have help from anyone, I'll go check out what you suggest... thanks for the sample database... that always seems to expediate figuring out the solution!
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by:gcgcit
ID: 34919769
boag2000: looked at your sample database, appears to be what I'd need.  I've moved all your code and controls over to my form, when I try to add a picture by clicking the "Find Image" button I get this error:

Compile error:
Internal error

It highlights this line of code from the function FileToOpen: Dim OFN As gFILE
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Did you copy the VBA Module over as well?
;-)

Jeff
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by:gcgcit
ID: 34932636
Jeff: I took all your code from the VB Module and pasted it into my own module called modStandard
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by:gcgcit
ID: 34932724
I made a brand new module instead of including yours inside my existing one and it worked great! Thanks!!!
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Success!

;-)

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