?
Solved

Create basic text file based on a field on an Access Form

Posted on 2011-09-21
4
Medium Priority
?
296 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I want to take the contents of a form field and create a text file on the file system that has only the contents of this field in them.

I don't want to use TransferText as I'm not exporting a table or query or any structured data.

Basically, just create a blank file, insert the contents of the form field and then save it....

How is this done throughVBA?
0
Comment
Question by:macecase
[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
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
Dale Fye earned 1000 total points
ID: 36573580
Take a look at the Access Help on the following topics:

Open
Write #
Close

The syntax looks like:

Open "filename" for Output as #1

Write #1, "Hello World"    

Close #1
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Dale Fye
ID: 36573583
Oops, also take a look at:

Print #
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 36573590
A snippet like this will do:


Dim fso As Object, ts As Object

Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set ts = fso.CreateTextFile("c:\folder\subfolder\file.txt", True)
ts.WriteLine Forms![NameOfForm]![NameOfField]
ts.Close
Set ts = Nothing
Set fso = Nothing

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 36573599
Slow fingers :)
0

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for IT Pros

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article describes a method of delivering Word templates for use in merging Access data to Word documents, that requires no computer knowledge on the part of the recipient -- the templates are saved in table fields, and are extracted and install…
This article describes how to import an Outlook PST file to Office 365 using a third party product to avoid Microsoft's Azure command line tool, saving you time.
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…
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

771 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