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Posted on 2014-11-22
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This solution below worked like it was supposed to.

However, I have been trying to modify the output to store the selected strFilePath into text box data.

I have a form that the user inputs a lot of data which get stored in to text boxes.  The values in the text boxes are used in a Query Update.  I would like to get the strFilePath into a form text box that can be accessed by my query.

What do I need to modify in the following?  I tried storing the strFilePath to a TempVar.

Thanks

Glen



Private Sub cmdAttachFile_Click()
Dim rsFile As DAO.Recordset
Dim strFilePath As String, strFilename As String
strFilePath = fSelectFile()
If strFilePath & "" <> "" Then
strFilename = Mid(strFilePath, InStrRev(strFilePath, "\") + 1)
    With CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("tblFileAttachments")
        .AddNew
        !RecordID = Me.txtMainID
        !FilePath = strFilePath
        !FileName = strFilename
        .Update
    End With
End If
End Sub

Function fSelectFile()
Dim fd As Object
Set fd = Application.FileDialog(3)
With fd
    .InitialFileName = CurrentProject.Path & "\"
    .AllowMultiSelect = False
    .ButtonName = "Select"
    .InitialView = 2
    .Title = "Select File"

    'display file dialog box
    If .Show Then
          fSelectFile = .SelectedItems(1)
    Else
        Exit Function
    End If

End With
End Function
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Modify the sub to write to the textbox just before it exits. In this example it assumes you have created a textbox control called "txtFilePath".

Private Sub cmdAttachFile_Click()
Dim rsFile As DAO.Recordset
Dim strFilePath As String, strFilename As String
strFilePath = fSelectFile()
If strFilePath & "" <> "" Then
strFilename = Mid(strFilePath, InStrRev(strFilePath, "\") + 1)
    With CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("tblFileAttachments")
        .AddNew
        !RecordID = Me.txtMainID
        !FilePath = strFilePath
        !FileName = strFilename
        .Update
    End With
End If
me.txtFilePath = strFilePath
End Sub

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After running the sub by clicking "cmdAttachFile" the file path will be in that textbox, which you can refer to as a parameter value from your query, assuming the form is still open when you run your query. If the form will NOT be open but the textbox is bound to underlying table, you can lookup the value from the table as part of your query.
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ID: 40460019
Thank you

Worked great

Glen
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