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Hyperlink Default Path

Hyperlink Default Path

Hyperlink Default Path

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Does anybody know if it is possible to change the default path of the insert hyperlink dialog?

My database is outside of the directory of where we are linking to various files. My users often have to drill down through 5 or 6 subfolders to get to the file they need to link.

It would not be a big deal but we are going to have to do this for thousands of documents.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
 

RE: Hyperlink Default Path

Hi, I don't know that you can change the dialog box path but if you are dealing with many files in many directories, it might be easier to build the hyperlink strings yourself.

As an example you can obtain the file names and directory paths using FSO and store the text strings in a table.  Convert the strings into a proper hyperlink path using a query and then change the text field to hyperlink.

It is fairly easy to do and there are a number of examples in this forum.

Much quicker than individual linking.

Hope that helps.
 

RE: Hyperlink Default Path

How are ya trevorwilliams2 . . .

Quote (trevorwilliams2):

... is possible to change the default path of the insert hyperlink dialog?
Yes its possible and can be done manually, but I doubt you'll attempt it for thousands of docs. So lets move on to the One-Shot Deal!

Before we begin be sure to copy the table with the hyperlink (structure & data) under another name. You'll use this table for testing ... leaving your origional safe.

I used an Update query with a custom function for speed and simplicity which worked out very well. So here we go ...

In a module in the modules window, copy/paste the following function:

CODE

Public Function ChangeHypPath(HypDat As String, NewPath As String) As String
   ChangeHypPath = "#" & NewPath & Right(HypDat, Len(HypDat) - InStrRev(HypDat, "\"))
End Function

Now the query:
  1. In query design view with the test table selected and the hyperlink field dragged to the first column in the query grid
  2. Select Update Query from the dropdown list of the Type Query toolbar button.
  3. On the Update To line enter:

    CODE

    ChangeHypPath([HypLnk],"NewPath with ending backslash")
    Be sure you don't forget the ending backslash!
  4. Finally on the Criteria line enter

    CODE

    Is Not Null
When your done the query grid should look like:

CODE

    Field: YourHyperlinkFieldName
    Table: TestTableName
Update To: ChangeHypPath([HypLnk],"D:\Database\Images\Cars\") 'Example!
 Criteria: Is Not Null
Thats it ... run the query!

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