Hyperlink does not open image

Posted on 2014-08-12
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Last Modified: 2014-08-13

I have a field that stores a hyperlink that when we had a local server would open the picture from the link in Paint.  We have since moved this server to the cloud and I updated the hyperlink to the new server.

"\\server.company.biz\folder\fileName.jpg".  If I click on the link, nothing happens.  If I paste the link into either my browser or windows explored, it opens perfect.  I went and set the server to a trusted location but that did not help either.
Question by:vmccune
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Make sure a program is associated with the "jpg" extension, otherwise the hyperlink won't know which program to use to open those files. If this is truly in the "cloud" (i.e. SSAS, or something similar), you'd have to do that on the cloud server. If you're just storing data in the cloud, then you'd have to make the change on the machine where Access is running.

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ID: 40255757
The program is set to Paint.  It works fine if I paste the link into either a browser or windows explorer.  The only thing stored on the cloud is the picture.
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ID: 40255783
Can you use Application.FollowHyperlink:

Application.FollowHyperlink "\\server.company.biz\folder\fileName.jpg"

If so, then you'd have to be sure that the image path is stored in a plain text field, and NOT a hyperlink field.
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ID: 40255792
If it worked before, why would I need to do this now?

Author Comment

ID: 40255828
Ok. this did work.  

I will change the field to a text box and run the application.followhyperlink on the click property.

How will I transfer the field value and put it between the " "'s?

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Accepted Solution

Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 2000 total points
ID: 40256492
Just do this:

Application.FollowHyperlink Me.YourField

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40258335
Perfect.  Only addendum is it also works with a hyperlink filed and does not have to be a text field.

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