Access vba assign attachment to form control using ado recordset

Hi All,

I have an unbound form that displays company information to a user.

When the form opens, I populate it using the enclosed ado recordset routine.

The code works as expected but errors with "object does not support this method" on line 32 which is a field containing an attachment (in this case is a jpg logo file).

My form control (txtLogo) is also an attachment control type.

Sub populate_EntityCompany()

'***************************************************************************************
On Error GoTo Error_Handler

'declaring variables ->>
Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
Dim Conn As ADODB.Connection
Set Conn = CurrentProject.AccessConnection
Dim strSQL As String
Dim dbFailOnError, dbSeeChanges

strSQL = "SELECT tbl_entity.TradingName, tbl_entity.EntityType, tbl_entity.BusinessRegistrationNumber, tbl_entity.FirstName, " & _
"tbl_entity.LastName, tbl_entity.OfficeAddressID, tbl_entity.PostAddressID, tbl_entity.Phone, " & _
"tbl_entity.Mobile, tbl_entity.Fax, tbl_entity.Email, tbl_entity.Website, tbl_entity_setting.AutoBackup, tbl_entity.Logo " & _
"FROM tbl_entity INNER JOIN tbl_entity_setting ON tbl_entity.EntityID = tbl_entity_setting.EntityID " & _
"WHERE (((tbl_entity.EntityID)=" & TempVars!AppEntID & "))"
rs.Open strSQL, Conn, adOpenKeyset, adLockOptimistic
If rs.RecordCount > 0 Then
    rs.MoveFirst
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtTradingName").Value = rs.Fields("TradingName").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("cboEntityType").Value = rs.Fields("EntityType").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtBusinessRegistrationNumber").Value = rs.Fields("BusinessRegistrationNumber").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtFirstName").Value = rs.Fields("FirstName").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtLastName").Value = rs.Fields("LastName").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtFax").Value = rs.Fields("Fax").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtPhone").Value = rs.Fields("Phone").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtMobile").Value = rs.Fields("Mobile").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtEmail").Value = rs.Fields("Email").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtWebsite").Value = rs.Fields("Website").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("chkSameAsOffice").Value = rs.Fields("PostCode").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtLogo") = rs.Fields("Logo")
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtOfficeAddressID").Value = rs.Fields("OfficeAddressID").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("chkBackup").Value = rs.Fields("AutoBackup").Value
        Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtPostAddressID").Value = rs.Fields("PostAddressID").Value
End If

Err_Handler_Exit:
    Set rs = Nothing
    Exit Sub

Error_Handler:
    If Err.Number = 0 Then
       Resume Err_Handler_Exit
    Else
       Call addDBLog(6, "Error " & Err.Number & " (" & Err.Description & ") in procedure populate_EntityCompany of Module bas_entity_setting")
          Resume Err_Handler_Exit
    End If
End Sub

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Can someone help me get through this?

Thanks,
Lai
Laila JacksonAsked:
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
try this instead:

Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtLogo").DefaultPictureType = 1
Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtLogo").DefaultPicture = rs.Fields("Logo")

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Laila JacksonAuthor Commented:
Hey Ryan,

I added the two lines of your solution but its providing an Error 13 "Type mismatch" on the second line.

Having checked the table, I found the attachment to be a png file not a jpg as I first mentioned, however, after checking at msdn for the properties, the site does not mention anything about different extension types, only the methods in which they reside in the table, i.e. embedded, linked, shared.

So, that said, I toggled between 0 and 1 on the first line but it still wont get past the error??
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
for your info, i try use the Linked option with above's code.

I tried linked to a png file and it's working fine.
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Laila JacksonAuthor Commented:
That wont work for me.

Is there anything you have added to the code that I have?

Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtLogo").DefaultPictureType = 2
Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("txtLogo").DefaultPicture = rs.Fields("Logo")

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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
i tried this and it works for me for newly added attachment control:

Forms("Form1").Controls("Attachment9").DefaultPictureType = 1
Forms("Form1").Controls("Attachment9").DefaultPicture = "C:\Users\myname\Downloads\myimage.png"

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if rs.Fields("Logo") returns a valid path, it should loaded the image.
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
if still doesn't work you may upload a sample here and we will try to diagnose
Laila JacksonAuthor Commented:
Ryan,

I actually got it to work using the additional property .name

Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("Logo").DefaultPictureType = 0
Forms("frm_entity_setting_company").Controls("Logo").DefaultPicture = rs.Fields("Logo").Name

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I will provide points to you anyway because if it were not for your answer, I would not have achieved this on my own.

Thanks,
Lai
Laila JacksonAuthor Commented:
Great help as always. Thanks Ryan
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