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ms access concatenate email hyperlink

Posted on 2014-07-24
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I'm using the following query to concatenate email address:
INSERT INTO tblEmail ( Operator, Email )
SELECT tblAging_Email.operator_name, [tblAging_Email]![assignee_name] & '@' & 'cdc.gov' AS Email
FROM tblAging_Email;

The tblEmail email field data type is set to hyperlink. When I click on the hyperlink field (email) in the tblEmail nothing happens. When I edit the email field I noticed that text to display is in the correct format (xbn8@cdc.gov) however the mailto is blank. Also, when I enter the email address manually it works fine. Any thoughts how I can resolve this problem. Thanks
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the SQL format for hyperlink column when used in SQL is:
DisplayPart#hyperlinkpart#

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The hyperlink part must include the correct protocol. For the email addresses the protocol is "mailto:".
Therefore, you need to modify your SQL statement to this:
INSERT INTO tblEmail ( Operator, Email )
SELECT tblAging_Email.operator_name, 
[tblAging_Email]![assignee_name] & '@' & 'cdc.gov' & "#mailto:" & [tblAging_Email]![assignee_name] & '@' & 'cdc.gov' & "#" AS Email
FROM tblAging_Email;

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I would avoid the Hyperlink datatype and instead just store the email address in a standard Text field. You'll find them much simpler to update and work with that way, and you can always use the FollowHyperlink method to "launch" the email address:

Application.FollowHyperlink Me.YourEmailField
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Works Good -- Thanks
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