Create Hyperlink Field In Access 2010

Sometimes there is frantic need to create links in database table to web pages, files, folders, images, etc. Access 2010 provides a convenient way to link up data field values with anything to complement the database in much better way. In this post we will guide you on creating a table field having Hyperlink data type.

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Access 2010 and form hyperlink
I am using Access 2010. The table (PCRR) contains a field with the datatype of "hyperlink."

Now, on the form that is based on the PCRR table, I need to allow the user to browse a particular directory and pull back the filename that they want and place the full pathname/filename in the hyperlink field.

How do I go about setting the default location of the hyperlink to a direct pathname (not using mapped drives and/or search drives).? Again, the user will click on the hyperlink field on the form and the "edit hyperlink" will open to the direct pathname/folders.

The final step is that the user will execule a report and export out to a pdf the report, which will contain the hyperlink in it. This pdf report can then be sent to other people for the information, plus be able to open the hyperlink to the selected file above


access 2010: Not run a sort ascending or descending
Originally 2003 Access. Now 2010. I have hyperlink field that I like to be in alphabetical order. But the sort function is grayed out and will not sort at all. 2010 will not sort in either 2003 or 2010 converted mode. The actual hyperlink links just fine, etc. All other fields sort just fine.


Create a Field for Hyperlinks
Fields with hyperlink data can be a little complicated sometimes, but they do not need to be. When you enter the hyperlink directly into a datasheet, the text will turn into a hyperlink. This is the blue, underlined text that you click to take you to the site that the hyperlink refers to. These steps will help you to create a field for hyperlinks in Access 2003.


Adding Hyperlink to database
I understand that I should be able to make a column a hyperlink field type. However, access is giving me an error code saying.

"Microsoft Access can't change the data type.
There isn't enough disk space or memory."

My database size is 366mb.
I am running Access 2010 on Windows 7 with 6 GB of ram.

I figure that I could use a button to input the field into a browser instead. My Field name is [CONTACT A WEBLINKS 1] However, I can't seem to get the button to work through the hyperlink builder


Hyperlink in memo field
I'm using access 2010. Is there a way to put a hyperlink to a web page in a memo field


Show only filename from hyperlink
Is it possible to browse to a file add it as a hyperlink and then click ok and then using the afterupdate event change the text to display to just the filename rather than doing it manually.

Second question can I take a query with a field which is text and a field which is hyperlink and have a calculated field which displays as the text but is the same hyperlink that the hyperlink field is.


Mail Merge: Clickable Hyperlink
I would like clickable hyperlink on mail merge to actually work. In my access 2003 database the field that corresponds to the Hyperlink is named VideoLink1 and I have made it a Hyperlink type field. However, when I insert the field within a MS word Hyperlink field brackets shown like this:

{ HYPERLINK { MERGEFIELD "VideoLink1" } }

Then merge new document, I am able to see its shown as a hyperlink ie. blue font BUT when the pointer hovers over it, the javascript note as it should says CTRL + Click to follow link and I do that, ctrl and click but the link does not open. Just to make it clear the my links are correct.


Automatically Creating Hyperlinks
this should be a simple one but I am not finding the right sources through searching.

I have a form that is used to input records. One of the fields of the records is Permit #, which is a text field. Another field is Query Link field which is a hyperlink address that goes to a web based database.

What I want to happen is the hyperlink be automatically created in the AfterUpdate method of the Permit # field.

Right now, this is my general approach.

Get permit number from form.
Create hyperlink address from permit number (e.g. http://blah.blah.blah.blah.asp?Q=" & permitNumber)

set form field value to hyperlink (e.g. Me.QueryLink.Value = hyperlink)

This will change the "value" to the hyperlink but will not set the hyperlink address to the hyperlink so nothing happens when you click on it.

Any suggestions on how to set the HyperlinkAddress of the field


Mail Merge: Clickable Hyperlink
I would like clickable hyperlink on mail merge to actually work. In my access 2003 database the field that corresponds to the Hyperlink is named VideoLink1 and I have made it a Hyperlink type field. However, when I insert the field within a MS word Hyperlink field brackets shown like this:

{ HYPERLINK { MERGEFIELD "VideoLink1" } }

Then merge new document, I am able to see its shown as a hyperlink ie. blue font BUT when the pointer hovers over it, the javascript note as it should says CTRL + Click to follow link and I do that, ctrl and click but the link does not open. Just to make it clear the my links are correct, here is one of them, you can see its:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51gBN4nA9s


Enter a hyperlink into an existing hyperlink address
There are several ways to change the destination address of an existing hyperlink. The method that you choose will depend on the object that contains the hyperlink.
Learn: Enter a hyperlink to an object in the current Access file. Enter a hyperlink that links to text in a Microsoft Office document or data access page. Enter a hyperlink in a table, query, or form by pasting a hyperlink or hyperlink address. Enter a hyperlink in a data access page by pasting a hyperlink or hyperlink address. Enter a hyperlink to a new data access page in a datasheet or form. Enter a hyperlink by dragging an Internet shortcut. Enter a hyperlink that creates an e-mail message in Form view or Datasheet view. Enter a hyperlink to an existing file or Web page.


Access 2010 Hyperlink Security message(s)
IS there a way to disable the Access 2010 Hyperlink Security warning(s) without changing the registry? If not, is the registry change the same as 2007? I am running XP.


Importing Hyperlink from Excel into Access
I am working in Office 2000 and am trying to import a field from Excel to a table in Access. The field contains hyperlinks (about 800 of them). For some reason, Access recognized them as hyperlinks but does not keep the address after the import.so it doesn't link to anything in Access.

The data type for the field is set as hyperlink in Access. Does anyone know howto import the field so that the hyperlink works after the import?


Help in Creating a Hyperlink in a table from Text using VBA
I have two MS Access tables with Field1 set as Hyperlink in Table1, and Field2 as Text in Table2.

I am having problems in appending Table2 to Table1 with the Hyperlink working. The text looks like a hyperlink, but when I appended the table2 to Table1, the hyperlink doesn't work.

If I cut and paste the text into the hyperlink field, it does work.

I am trying to use VBA Code to generate a hyperlink for 80 records in Table2 for Table1.

Is there a function or something that converts the text to a hyperlink ? I believe that when I manually cut and paste, it converts to a hyperlink.


About compressing the data in a Text, Memo, or Hyperlink field (MDB)
Microsoft Access 2000 or later uses the Unicode character-encoding scheme to represent the data in a Text, Memo, or Hyperlink (Hyperlink data type: A data type for an Access database field that stores hyperlink addresses. An address can have up to four parts and is written using the following format: displaytext#address#subaddress#.) field. Unicode represents each character as two bytes, so the data in a Text, Memo, or Hyperlink field requires more storage space than it did in Access 97 or earlier, where each character is represented as one byte.


Hyperlink email won't mail-merge
I have recently changed my email field in access 2010 to a hyperlink. However, now when I go to mail-merge in Word 2010 it won't send because its not reading the email address correctly


Use a command button to paste record field onto clipboard
Basic: On a continuous form I want to have a button next to each record, which when pressed inserts a particular field from that record onto the clipboard.

Detailed: Every record in my table, tblRequisitions, has an associated hyperlink stored in a field "Hyperlink" (the hyperlink is different for each record). The users want a convenient way to copy the hyperlink so that they can paste it outside of Access. Instead of putting the entire hyperlink as a textbox, I want to display a convenient button for each record entry on the continuous form. When the user clicks this button, I want Access to put the associated hyperlink for that record in the clipboard.


Use a command button to paste record field onto clipboard
Basic: On a continuous form I want to have a button next to each record, which when pressed inserts a particular field from that record onto the clipboard.

Detailed: Every record in my table, tblRequisitions, has an associated hyperlink stored in a field "Hyperlink" (the hyperlink is different for each record). The users want a convenient way to copy the hyperlink so that they can paste it outside of Access.

Instead of putting the entire hyperlink as a textbox, I want to display a convenient button for each record entry on the continuous form.

When the user clicks this button, I want Access to put the associated hyperlink for that record in the clipboard.


Linked list from sharepoint - formatting URL question
I have what seems to be the oposite question from a lot of others. I see most people want to turn plain text into a hyperlink but I want to turn a hyperlink into plain text.

I have a SharePoint 2007 list that I have linked to with MS Access 2007.

On my SharePoint list I have a column formatted as "Hyperlink or Picture" that is used as a hyperlink to other SharePoint sites. Now I want to create an Access report using that hyperlink field with two changes:
1) I want to be able to group on it
2) I don't want it to show as a hyperlink on my report


Import Excel into Access and Preserving Hyperlinks
I am trying to import an excel 2007 spreadsheet into Access 2007. The spreadsheet contains hyperlinks to websites. The hyperlinks work fine in Excel.

I run the import wizard in Access and define the field in question as a hyperlink. The hyperlink appears with just the name but not the actual URL. When you right click on the field andchoose Hyperlink --> Edit Hyperlink Text to Display contains the proper information but Address is blank.

Ultimately, I will be doing this will VBA using the transferspreadsheet method. Since the hyperlink wasn't working with VBA I wanted to see if worked with the GUI and it didn't.


printing pdfs linked through hyperlink
I've currently got a problem printing PDFs which are linked via a hyperlink field. Im using access 2010 and ive got a field in one ofmy tables called certificates which is a link to a specific certificate for each person.
I cannot figure out how to open all of these PDFs and print it from access. Any help would be apprieciated as ive searched and found a few similar problems but none held the solution for me.
If ive missed any information just lemme know.