Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Possible to save contents of OLE Object fields back out into original doc's?

Posted on 2011-02-28
2
Medium Priority
?
271 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello - I have been re-working a database where the original developer saved Adobe pdf's, Word doc's and Excel spreadsheets into OLE Object fields.

Is it possible "reverse-embed" those items back out into individual files, in their original format?

At this point, I have:
1) the original table, which has a construction project ID # as the primary key, and OLE Object fields for Endorsement, Approval, Fund Release documents.
2) a revised table, which has the same primary key and document fields, but typed as Hyperlink's, instead of OLE Objects

My goal is to make one automated pass against the original table to save the document items back out as individual files, with enough parent key info in the file name to make another automated pass to link them back in to the new table with hyperlink fields.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:mlagrange
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 2000 total points
ID: 35001858

  Download the following:

http://www.lebans.com/oletodisk.htm

 JimD.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mlagrange
ID: 35002049
That's great!

Thanks, Jim
0

Featured Post

How to Use the Help Bell

Need to boost the visibility of your question for solutions? Use the Experts Exchange Help Bell to confirm priority levels and contact subject-matter experts for question attention.  Check out this how-to article for more information.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

As tax season makes its return, so does the increase in cyber crime and tax refund phishing that comes with it
In earlier versions of Windows (XP and before), you could drag a database to the taskbar, where it would appear as a taskbar icon to open that database.  This article shows how to recreate this functionality in Windows 7 through 10.
In Microsoft Access, learn how to “cascade” or have the displayed data of one combo control depend upon what’s entered in another. Base the dependent combo on a query for its row source: Add a reference to the first combo on the form as criteria i…
In Microsoft Access, learn different ways of passing a string value within a string argument. Also learn what a “Type Mis-match” error is about.

721 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question