MS Access Filedialog Multiselect to Subform Add New Record Help!

I have a Filedialog that works great for single select but I need to be able to use multiselect. I click a add image button and on_click it calls to a Public Function AddLocalImagePath. That function then runs a series of commands to place the filepath name into a control on the subform.


I have been at this for hours and hours! What I have is below. Thank you!

AddLocalImagePath function in the subform sbfrmProductImages:

Public Function AddLocalImagePath() As Variant
Dim strImagePath As Variant

    strImagePath = ImagePathMulti
    
    
    If Me.NewRecord Then
         DoCmd.GoToControl "sbfrmProductImages"
         Me!ProductImageFileNm.Value = Dir$(strImagePath)
          
    Else
        DoCmd.GoToControl "sbfrmProductImages"
         DoCmd.GoToRecord , , acNewRec
       Me!ProductImageFileNm.Value = Dir$(strImagePath)
 End If

       
       Call ImageRequery
    
    
End Function

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FileDialog in a module:

Public Function ImagePathMulti() As String
Dim fd As FileDialog
Dim FileChosen As Integer
Dim FileName As String
Dim I As Integer

Set fd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
'use the standard title and filters, but change the
'initial folder
fd.InitialFileName = "\\1-PC\Database\Images\"
fd.InitialView = msoFileDialogViewList
'allow multiple file selection
fd.AllowMultiSelect = True
FileChosen = fd.Show
If FileChosen <> -1 Then
Exit Function
Else
'open each of the files chosen
For I = 1 To fd.SelectedItems.Count
ImagePathMulti = fd.SelectedItems(I)
Next I
End If
End Function

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Dustin StanleyEntrepreneurAsked:
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Gustav BrockConnect With a Mentor CIOCommented:
All you need is to insert the record:
Set rst = ' your recordset

' Open each of the files chosen.
For I = 1 To fd.SelectedItems.Count
    ImagePathMulti = fd.SelectedItems(I)
    If ImagePathMulti <> "" Then
        ' Insert record.
        rst.AddNew
            rst!ProductImageFileNm.Value = ImagePathMulti 
        rst.Update
    End If
Next

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/gustav
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Dustin StanleyEntrepreneurAuthor Commented:
Thank you I tried this and it gave an error for type mismatch.

Option Compare Database
Option Explicit

Public Function ImagePathMulti() As String
Dim fd As FileDialog
Dim FileChosen As Integer
Dim FileName As String
Dim i As Integer
Dim rst As Recordset

Set fd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
'use the standard title and filters, but change the
'initial folder
fd.InitialFileName = "\\1-PC\Database\Images\"
fd.InitialView = msoFileDialogViewList
'allow multiple file selection
fd.AllowMultiSelect = True
FileChosen = fd.Show
If FileChosen <> -1 Then
Exit Function
Else
Set rst = Forms!frmSkusEntry!sbfrmProductImages.Form!ProductImageFileNm

' Open each of the files chosen.
For i = 1 To fd.SelectedItems.Count
    ImagePathMulti = fd.SelectedItems(i)
    If ImagePathMulti <> "" Then
        ' Insert record.
        rst.AddNew
            rst!ProductImageFileNm.value = ImagePathMulti
        rst.Update
    End If
Next
End If
End Function

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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You must set rst to a recordset (or recordsetclone) and you can't use ImagePathMulti as variable name as it is the name of the function.

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Dustin StanleyEntrepreneurAuthor Commented:
I changed imagePathMulti to a string but I am very confused on the setting the recordset. I dimmed rst as recordset. But if I set it to a table isn't this going to just add the records directly to the table instead of my subform? I need it to know which Mainform SkuID (Master/Child Link) the ProductImages go to. Sorry I'm just not getting it. Thanks for your help!
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Gustav BrockConnect With a Mentor CIOCommented:
You probably need this:

    Set rst = Me!sbfrmProductImages.Form.RecordsetClone

/gustav
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Dustin StanleyEntrepreneurAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your help! Seriously thank you!  I have gotten it to do multi select and insert file names only into the correct subform position correctly BUT it leaves SkuID control field blank in the Subform and it has to match the Main Forms SkuID control field in order for the image names to be synced with the right product. Again thank you!

In My main form frmSKUsEntry:
Private Sub btnAddImage_Click()
    Forms!frmSkusEntry!sbfrmProductImages.Form.AddLocalImagePath
End Sub

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in my subform sbfrmProductImages:
Public Function AddLocalImagePath() As Variant
Dim strImagePath As String

    strImagePath = ImagePathMulti
    
    
    If Me.NewRecord Then
         DoCmd.GoToControl "sbfrmProductImages"
    Else
          DoCmd.GoToControl "sbfrmProductImages"
         DoCmd.GoToRecord , , acNewRec
 End If

       
       Call ImageRequery
    
    
End Function


Public Function ImagePathMulti() As String
Dim fd As FileDialog
Dim FileChosen As Integer
Dim FileName As String
Dim I As Integer
Dim rst As Recordset


Set fd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
'use the standard title and filters, but change the
'initial folder
fd.InitialFileName = "\\SURPIUS1-PC\OneDrive\SurpiusDatabase\Images"
fd.InitialView = msoFileDialogViewList
'allow multiple file selection
fd.AllowMultiSelect = True
FileChosen = fd.Show
If FileChosen <> -1 Then
Exit Function
Else
Set rst = Me.RecordsetClone
' Open each of the files chosen.
For I = 1 To fd.SelectedItems.Count
    ImagePathMulti = fd.SelectedItems(I)
    If ImagePathMulti <> "" Then
        ' Insert record.
        rst.AddNew
            rst!ProductImageFileNm.Value = Dir$(ImagePathMulti)
        rst.Update
    End If
Next
End If
End Function

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Gustav BrockConnect With a Mentor CIOCommented:
But can't you just set that field too? As:

        ' Insert record.
        rst.AddNew
            rst!ProductImageFileNm.Value = Dir$(ImagePathMulti)
            rst!SkuID.Value = ' your SkuID value here.
        rst.Update

/gustav
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Dustin StanleyEntrepreneurAuthor Commented:
But can't you just set that field too?
Yes if i had that knowledge and now I do. Thank you Gustav! JUST BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Works perfect!!! This means a ton to me thanks so much!
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Dustin StanleyEntrepreneurAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You are welcome!

/gustav
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