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Extracting All Files From Attachment Field To Disk

Exporting Attachments per record
I've started migrating it to a custom backend that stores files externally (not using the attachment field so virtually removing the DB limitation concerns I had).

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

Is there any way whatsoever to extract those attachment files from the Attachment field to an external source? I'd rather not have to go through an individually back up 2 - 3 files per record for 1800 records.

Optimistically, this is how it would work:

There is a field called NUMBERONE that is the main entry for the DB (all of it hinges on that; it will never be duplicated).

Each NUMBERONE has an attachment field (2007) that contains anywhere from 0 to 4 attachments.

I would like to be able to run something that will make a folder NUMBERONE and put all the attachments in it.


attachment in field from VBA
I like to fill a recordfield with type attachment from vba.
should be something like

With table
.Addnew
!field1 = something
!field2 = somethingelse
!field3 = [here I want to point to a file on disk


how to use select * from where tblFileImport.bulletin_imp.FileData Like
I don't know how to do this search. I have bellow this query based on 2 tables where the second table has an attachment field. The searching should be based on the content of the attachment,for ex: if the files(that are stored in the attachment field) contain a word like "tracking" then I want to pull the attachments and their data.


Attached Files
I created a database with an attachment field that is working fine. But for future use, we will be using a SQL database so the attachment field, which is not supported in Microsoft SQL 2005 will become useless for our ASP.Net application. I would like to keep using the attachment filed in access, but I would like to add the actual file name to the table as well without having the user add it.

I can see the attachment FileData, FileName and Filetype when I go into query view, but when I attempt to create an update query that will take the FileName and populate the new field, I get an error that states
Enter Parameter Value with the ReportAttach.FileName below.

Does anyone know how I can get the Filename into a new field


Importing files into Access 2007
Access Community,

Is there a function within Access which allows me to batch import a number of files?

I have a text file which contains some UNC network paths which include file names. Each file has an onwer defined. I then import the text file into Access which inserts all the file paths on one field and the owner in the other. The third field is the attachment field which will hold all the files.

I would like Access to read the file path and upload the file onto the attachment field based on this information


Add multiple records with one field
Please find attached my form, the "Slide" field is of type attachment. This field usually has min 5 attachments, is there a way that a record can be made for each attachment added, the Start and End Date will be the same for every attachment.

Can someone please help, it takes a long time to add each attachment seperately.


How do I make an attachment name appear while working in a form (Access 2007)?
i have created a form to describe digital photographs (JPGs) attached to my database. Along with the attachment image, I've also added a field that displays attachment name.

However, this field is not populated until I close and reopen the database.

How can I have the form display the attachment name as soon as the attachment is added?


open atachment with one click
beloved members

I have a form based on a table containing two fields 'ID' and 'files' (an attachment field).Ihave build a form based on the table and each record contains one attachment (wmv. file) . can some one please help me with the coding To open the attachment file by clicking on the ID field of the form
say "Private Sub ID_Click


Attachment control in form
I have inserted an attachment control in a form and I would like to set by code the record where I want to save/read my attachment. I mean, I'm able to manage files only on the firstrecord of my table (using Add existing Filed).


Remove specific type of attachment from all records in table
I have table call "empTable" and it has an Attachment field called "Attachment". Some of the records has empty Attachment field and some record has one attachment and some has two and the attachment types are jpeg and pdf.

I want to remove all the pdf from all the records in this table automatically with VBA or something,


code to open attachment
Every one
I Have a database with One table "Table1" and aform based on thar table. The table has two fields.
'ID' -Autonumber
'Files' -An attacment field.
I have a form build on that table
Can some one help me with a code to open the Attachment file by clicking on the 'ID" field.(each record has only one attach ment ). The files are stored in the database only.Not in a seperate folder or location in the PC. and I dont want use hyperlink metthod.


Save Report in Attachment
I have a Exam DB where we genreate the Question papers as rtf ( M S WORD File). We have to attach the above file manually to our attachment field
Table:Exam_Papers
Attachment Field:Privious_Papers
Can this be done through code automatically?


Send stored attachment via email
I am working with Access 2007. In my application users can store files in the database. For that I am using the attachment - datatype.

When a user sends an email from Access through Outlook I would like to attach this file (if there is one stored in that record).

Sending and everything works fine, but how do I select the attachment to get it into the email?

This is the attachment part in my email code:

If Not IsMissing(xxxx) Then
Set objOutlookAttach = .Attachments.Add(xxxx


Form - OLE
I am working on a project, which is much like CRM. I need to store the requests raised by different user, they also can attach office files or jpg which I store in OLE data type field.

However my concern is in my form through VBA how do I display the OLE as attachment.

And, if the user click on the attachment icon it opens the file save in OLE field.

need desperate help on the same


Add an attachment to form
I am trying to add an attachment to a subform. I update the control source to say "Attachment" in the properties section which matches the name of the field in the table where it's pulling from.

When I open in form view and right-click on the text box (for attachment) the manage attachments selection is greyed out. If I go to the table I can open the attachment.

Any idea why this isnt working in the form


Print attachment content in report
I've a database on which files can be attached to records - these could be pdf, doc, xls files. To show the detail of the record and the content of the attachment in the access report so when it is physically printed details of the record and all attachments are printed in full?


Attachment control on form
Can the attachment control store the attachment on a hard drive and not embed in Access? I created a db with this feature and now the db size is reaching 2 GIG . It is the attachments. If I remove the attachment field in the table it shrinks to 55mb.

I thought the attachments was just a link to where the picture reside but apparently it is embedding the picture.


Manage attachments
I have a form in which the fields are enabled or disabled based on user permissions. If a user has only 'Read' permission then all the fields are disabled else the fields are enabled. Now I also have an attachment field in my form. If I disable the attachment field, then the user is unable to view the attachments. I want the users with 'Read' permission to view the attachments but not manipulate it. Like, a user with 'Read' permission must not be able to 'Add' or 'Remove' an attachment, but he must be able to 'Open' the attachment and 'Save' the attachment.

P.S: I have used the default 'attachment' which comes with MS-Access, that is I have added a field with the datatype 'attachment' and made my textbox a bound field in the form


Attach files and graphics to the records in your database
You use the Attachment feature in Microsoft Office Access 2007 to add one or more pieces of data - Microsoft Office Word 2007 documents, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 presentations, images, and so on - to the records in your database. This article provides the background information and steps needed to configure a database to use attachments, and to attach and manage data.
In this article:
* Why should I use attachments?
* Add an attachment field to a table
* Attach files directly to tables
* Use attachments with forms and reports
* Save attached files to other locations
* Remove attached files
* Use attachments without a mouse or other pointing device
* Attachments reference


Email an Attachment in a Table
I have an attachment field in my table where PDF files are stored. Is it possible set a button up to email the stored attachment using a macro or maybe some code behind a button?
This is code I used to email a report as a PDF...