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Is there a way to store data not meant to be printed only accesed by vba macros in a word document

Posted on 2013-01-28
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I have many word documents that connect to  sqlite databases is it possible to store the database path somewher in the document where it is not visible to the user that a vba macro can read to connect to the database?
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Yes, you can use document variables in VBA:

ActiveDocument.Variables.Add Name:="MyComments", Value:="This is some stuff that gets stored with the document."

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Then you can retrieve it with

ActiveDocument.Variables("MyComments").Value

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by:Dov_B
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Thanx a kazillion!
how much text can be stored in a document variable?
Is it possible to stor an sqlite database file in a document variable?
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It looks like the limitation is 65k characters for a single variable in Word 2013 (not sure about earlier versions).  So embedding a sqllite database might be challenging but perhaps not impossible if you use many variables to hold the values and then reconstruct it in VBA.
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