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msaccess database & pictures

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by storyman, Sep 23, 2003.

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  1. storyman

    storyman Thread Starter

    May 30, 2001
    I've created an msaccess database that must include pictures. We need the ability to click on the ole box, retrieve the appropriate picture so it can be seen, but then have the disappear upon exit. Is this possible? I've created the ole box so that the pictures are linked, not imbedded, but this doesn't work (I delete the original picture, but the picture remains in the database). I've tried it as a hyperlink, but the picture opens in Microsoft Picture editor. We will be using many pictures in this database, so we do not want them included in the permanent record. Running Access 2002. Thanks.
  2. Anne Troy

    Anne Troy

    Feb 14, 1999
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  3. Ziggy1


    Jun 17, 2002
    There is a sample database in the link that I found useful. The pictures are stored in a seperate folder (outside of access), you create a table that has the file name in one of the fields.

    This is a sample of the code that could go into the "On current" event of the form:

    Private Sub Form_Current()
    Dim path As String

    If Me.Filename <> "" Then

    path = "C:\my Documents\"
    Me![Image6].Picture = path & Me![Filename]

    End If


    Try also designing as a subform if you want to include multiple pictures for each record.

  4. jbcalg


    Oct 29, 2001
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