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Hyperlink not a hyperlink?

Hyperlink not a hyperlink?

Hyperlink not a hyperlink?

Form field (Text66) defined as Hyperlink.
Access 2003 table field defined as Hyperlink.
Using VBA I build the hyperlink and poke it into the form field. The field displays like it is a hyperlink (blue and underlined) but clicking on it does nothing. If I open the table and click on the field nothing happens. On the form, if I delete and retype just 1 character the hyperlink functions correctly (on the form and from the table). Thinking that setting the form field = to a text string somehow removed the hyperlink attribute I then did a Me.Text66.IsHyperlink = True to hopefully force the hyperlink function. No joy.


RE: Hyperlink not a hyperlink?

Just for the record, IsHyperlink  RETURNS a value, it can't set one.

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RE: Hyperlink not a hyperlink?

When you create the hyperlink, are you setting the TextToDisplay value in Hyperlink.Add field?  I'm guessing that by modifying the text later you are basically overwriting the hyperlink you created, not modifying it.

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RE: Hyperlink not a hyperlink?

Turns out I have to encapsulate the text I am putting into field Text66 with # signs.

Text66 = "\\server\folder\file.doc" is not correct.

Text66 = "#" & "\\server\folder\file.doc" & "#"  is correct.
The # are not in the database but it works now!

RE: Hyperlink not a hyperlink?

There are a number of problems with hyperlinks, which is why I generally prefer to use a straight text field and Followhyperlink in a suitable form event.

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