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Use a 'browse for file' dialogue box to save a filepath for later use to open in shell

So I have a database where a component is storing the path for documents on a network.  I don't want to use the attachment feature because it makes the database incompatible with 2003 and makes the database size much larger.
Instead, I'd like to have a command button where the user will use explorer to define the path and then save this path in a field 'FilePath' The FilePath will then be able to be opened at a later time.
Could anyone show me an example of how to use this feature in Access?

Thank you,
Bevo
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dqmqCommented:
Using the application object
Function GetFolder(strPath As String) As String
Dim fldr As FileDialog
Dim sItem As String
Set fldr = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
With fldr
    .Title = "Select a Folder"
    .AllowMultiSelect = False
    .InitialFileName = strPath
    If .Show <> -1 Then GoTo NextCode
    sItem = .SelectedItems(1)
End With
NextCode:
GetFolder = sItem
Set fldr = Nothing
End Function

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Nick67Commented:
You'll need a reference set to the Microsoft Office x.0 Object Library (Microsoft Office 12.0 Object Library on my unit) to make this play.
You'll need to change msoFileDialogFolderPicker  to  msoFileDialogFilePicker to select a file rather than a folder, too
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BevosAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot, both you!
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