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here is the code i have that i need some help with. i want to open a word doc using on click, but i want the path to be stored in a table for change purposes

   
 Dim oApp As Object
    Dim strDocName As String
   
   strDocName = [b]DLookup("TowAwayFormLocation", "tblCompanyInformation", "CompanyID" = 1)[/b]

   Set oApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
   oApp.Visible = True
   oApp.Documents.Open strDocName

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the above code give me a run-time error 13 type mismatch in the table u see the Dlookup the field TowAwayFormlocation=C:\Quick Logs\Data\Forms\TowAwayForm.doc

if i use this code below it works fine.
 
 Dim oApp As Object
    Dim strDocName As String
   
     strDocName = C:\Quick Logs\Data\Forms\TowAwayForm = " & ".doc"

   Set oApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
   oApp.Visible = True
   oApp.Documents.Open strDocName

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by:Ryan Chong
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try change:

strDocName = DLookup("TowAwayFormLocation", "tblCompanyInformation", "CompanyID" = 1)


to:

strDocName = DLookup("TowAwayFormLocation", "tblCompanyInformation", "CompanyID" = 1)
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by:Ryan Chong
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I mean:

try change:

strDocName =
[b]DLookup("TowAwayFormLocation", "tblCompanyInformation", "CompanyID" = 1)[/b]

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to:

strDocName = DLookup("TowAwayFormLocation", "tblCompanyInformation", "CompanyID" = 1)
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by:Blueice13085
ID: 35177647
ops the [ / b ]was not ment to be there i was trying to make it bold what i had was


strDocName = DLookup("TowAwayFormLocation", "tblCompanyInformation", "CompanyID" = 1)
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by:Blueice13085
ID: 35177650
this works fine
strDocName = "C:\Quick Logs\Data\Forms\TowAwayForm.doc"

but again i want that to be in the table! so it could be changed location
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Dim oApp As Object
    Dim strDocName As String
   
   strDocName = DLookup("TowAwayFormLocation", "tblCompanyInformation", "[CompanyID] = 1")
   
   Set oApp = CreateObject("Word.Application")
   oApp.Visible = True
   oApp.Documents.Open strDocName

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this works, but thanks for the help
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by:Blueice13085
ID: 35213345
Figured out on my own, but thanks for the help
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