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Inserting "folder" location in Hyperlink field

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Hi,

I have a hyperlink field in my form.

I want my users to
identify an excel spreadsheet in a specific folder and then

"paste" a link to that spreadsheet into my access form.


I want this to be a simply cut and paste.

Question: How can I CUT a hyperlink that hold my folder path AND my file name.


The end result should be something like;
C:\mydocuments\myExcel\Personal\Bankrec.xls

Note that I am already able to "cut" the folder path ...... but I am finding that I need to KEY in the actual file name.  I.e. I need to key in the "bankrec.xls" .... How do I avoid keying in the filename
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Sheils earned 2000 total points
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You can do that with vba. The code is as follows:-

Function SelectFile() As String
      
        On Error GoTo ExitSelectFile
          
        Dim objFileDialog    As Object
        Set objFileDialog = Application.FileDialog(1)
          
        With objFileDialog
          
            .AllowMultiSelect = False
            .Show
               
            Dim varSelectedItem As Variant
      
            For Each varSelectedItem In .SelectedItems
      
                SelectFile = varSelectedItem
               
            Next varSelectedItem
                  
       End With
         
    ExitSelectFile:
      
    Set objFileDialog = Nothing
      
End Function

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This will open the dialog box and you can select a file from any folder.

I have attached an example. Open the form and click the button to see how it works
dbselectfile.accdb
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by:Patrick O'Dea
ID: 39879158
Purrfect!
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by:Patrick O'Dea
ID: 39879174
Actually,

Can I re-open this question??

This link insert fine into the table BUT .... it does not open when I click it in the form..??

Perhaps, the link should be enclosed in quote?? How do I do this?

Thanks
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by:Sheils
ID: 39879801
Create a new module and paste in the following code:

Private Declare Function ShellExecuteA Lib "shell32.dll" _
(ByVal hWnd As Long, _
ByVal strOperation As String, _
ByVal strFile As String, _
ByVal strParameters As String, _
ByVal strDirectory As String, _
ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long
 
Private Declare Function GetDesktopWindow Lib "user32" () As Long
____________________________________________________________
 
Function OpenFile(strFilePath)
  
    lngreturn = ShellExecuteA(GetDesktopWindow(), "OPEN", strFilePath, "", "", vbNormalFocus)
  
    If Not ((lngreturn < 0) Or (lngreturn > 32)) Then
       
        MsgBox "Sorry, There was a problem opening the selected file", vbExclamation
  
    End If
  
End Function

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Then in the form textbox on double click even add the following:

OpenFile(Me.textboxname)
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by:Patrick O'Dea
ID: 39879842
Thanks very much!

I got it now.  Very clever!
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