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Old August 23rd, 2011, 08:48 AM
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Default Document access in MS Access 2003


Do you know if it is possible to run a query in access, so that it displays information in a table, but can it output a hyperlink to a doucument server to open say Word, PDF files? i know you can save someones email address, click on it and it opens outlook, but can you do it to get documents from an area of the computer?


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Normally queries as not see by humans. Only forms and reports.

You could use the hyperlink data type to store the path. This would allow the link to be click-able on a form.

I do not use teh hyperlink data type in tables unless it is a website URL.. I find it has to many issues with anything else. I prefer to store the path as test.

Here is how I handle it: Document Links
Boyd Trimmell aka HiTechCoach (.com)
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