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How do I provide a window for user's to select specific files to be used in a process?

Posted on 2011-09-21
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I have the following code, allowing the user to identify a specific directory where source data exists:

 
Public Function GetDirectory()
 
'This script allows the user to select a directory,
'making it possible for results to be exported to that
'directory.
 
On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
 
   Dim strFolderPath As String
   Dim fd As Office.FileDialog
  
   'Create a FileDialog object as a Folder Picker dialog box.
   Set fd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
  
   With fd
      .Title = "Identify the database(s) containing your source data"
      .ButtonName = "Select"
      .InitialView = msoFileDialogViewDetails
      .InitialFileName = "\\ShareServer\"
      If .Show = -1 Then
         strFolderPath = CStr(fd.SelectedItems.Item(1)) & "\"
      Else
         Debug.Print "User pressed Cancel"
         strFolderPath = ""
      End If
   End With
 
   GetDirectory = Trim(strFolderPath)
  
ErrorHandlerExit:
   Exit Function
 
ErrorHandler:
   MsgBox "Error No: " & Err.Number & "; Description: " & Err.Description
   Resume ErrorHandlerExit
 
End Function

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I need to adapt it, allowing the user to identify the specific database to be used for the source data.  Can someone help me out with this?  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

tebert0411
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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Check out the code here
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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change this part

 Set fd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)


with


Set fd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 36573734
try this codes
Function getFile()
    
    Dim strFile As String
    Dim fd As Object
    Set fd = Application.FileDialog(3) 'msoFileDialogFilePicker
    
    With fd
        .Filters.Clear
        .Filters.Add "All Files", "*.*"
        .Filters.Add "Database", "*.mdb,*.accdb"
        .AllowMultiSelect = False
        .ButtonName = "Select File"
        .InitialFileName = "\\Fil-nw-902\737_systems\"
        .InitialView = msoFileDialogViewDetails
        .Title = "Identify the database(s) containing your source data"

        If .Show Then
            strFile = .SelectedItems(1)
            Else
            Exit Function
        End If
    End With
getFile = strFile
End Function

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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try this codes


Function getFile()
   
    Dim strFile As String
    Dim fd As Object
    Set fd = Application.FileDialog(3) 'msoFileDialogFilePicker
   
    With fd
        .Filters.Clear
        .Filters.Add "All Files", "*.*"
        .Filters.Add "Database", "*.mdb,*.accdb"
        .AllowMultiSelect = False
        .ButtonName = "Select File"
        .InitialFileName = "\\ShareServer\"
        .InitialView = msoFileDialogViewDetails
        .Title = "Identify the database(s) containing your source data"

        If .Show Then
            strFile = .SelectedItems(1)
            Else
            Exit Function
        End If
    End With
getFile = strFile
End Function

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by:tebert0411
ID: 36573741
Thank you.  Never would have imagined it was something so simple.
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