Solved

Populate Access Table with names of documents in a folder

Posted on 2011-09-08
6
265 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have written Access VBA Code that opens a folder and displays all the documents in that folder.

QUESTION:

How do I use the FileSystemObject to populate a table with the document names?

I would greatly appreciate some help

Biggles1
0
Comment
Question by:Biggles1
[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
6 Comments
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:danishani
danishani earned 100 total points
ID: 36503477
Check this nice Function out of Allen Browne:
http://www.everythingaccess.com/tutorials.asp?ID=List-files-to-a-table

Hope this helps,
Daniel
0
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 400 total points
ID: 36503484


Sub gFiles()

Dim initPath As String, strFile As String
Dim objFSO, objFdr
   initPath = "C:\ Folder1\Folder2\"
   Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set objFdr = objFSO.GetFolder(initPath)
        strFile = Dir(initPath & "\*.*")
        Do Until strFile = ""
           
            'your code to add the filenames to the table

            strFile = Dir
        Loop

End Sub
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Dale Fye
ID: 36503532
capricorn1,

Have not use the FSO for a couple of years, but when I did, I generally found that it was quite a bit slower than just using DIR() to loop through the various folders and files.  Do you know if this is still the case?
0
NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

 
LVL 120

Expert Comment

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 36503569

@fyed- yes, i think that is one of the reason why i use Dir() in my recursive search code.
0
 
LVL 120

Expert Comment

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 36503581
the link that danishani posted above http:#a36503477 have the recursive search codes
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Nick67
ID: 36504294
It'd help if you posted the code you have already.
I assume you have a FileDialog object on the go.
<opens a folder and displays all the documents in that folder>
And I suspect that the .Show is opening Windows Explorer window.

It's not that hard to take the vrtSelectedItem from that, and then do a GetFolder, GetFiles, and loop once through the Files collection, writing records to a table

The structure and name of the table would be nice to know too because the loop will be something like

dim rs as recordset
set rs = currentdb.openrecordset("select * from SomeTable where 1=2;",dbopendynaset)
for each myFile in myFiles
    with rs
       .addnew
       !PathName = vrtItemSelected
       !FileName = myfile.name
       .update
    end with
loop

But I can't do the syntax up without REALLY knowing what you have on the go.
0

Featured Post

Percona Live Europe 2017 | Sep 25 - 27, 2017

The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference Europe 2017 is the premier event for the diverse and active European open source database community, as well as businesses that develop and use open source database software.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article describes two methods for creating a combo box that can be used to add new items to the row source -- one for simple lookup tables, and one for a more complex row source where the new item needs data for several fields.
This article shows how to get a list of available printers for display in a drop-down list, and then to use the selected printer to print an Access report or a Word document filled with Access data, using different syntax as needed for working with …
With Microsoft Access, learn how to start a database in different ways and produce different start-up actions allowing you to use a single database to perform multiple tasks. Specify a start-up form through options: Specify an Autoexec macro: Us…
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on a single skill level and learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on two skill levels. Simulating Independent Sales Calls: Enter .75 into cell C2 – “skill leve…

623 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