Exporting Attachments to an external file

I have an access database with Attachments stored in a table.

I have setup a report which shows all of the detail from my table including attachments. From this report I can open the attachments. I am trying to find a way to export the report to excel or to word or any program where it might be possible to export the files along with the record detail.

Using the basic export functionality Access emails the file names but not the files themselves

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I've been searching the net with no success. I have an access database with Attachments stored in a table.

I have setup a report which shows all of the detail from my table including attachments. From this report I can open the attachments. I am trying to find a way to export the report to excel or to word or any program where it might be possible to export the files along with the record detail.

Using the basic export functionality Access emails the file names but not the files themselves.


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It's a split back end database that has around 1800 records.

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Optimistically, this is how it would work:

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Considering this DB will be used by 10-20 users; I will split the DB (FE will be on the user's local PC and the BE will be on a shared network).

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