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I'm developing an ms-access db which keeps track of some insurance claims.
When I recieve a new claim, I want to be able to have the db create a
standard set of folders for that claim, if they don't already exist, by
combining/concatenating (1) claim-specific information in one table with (2)
a table of standard folder names that should exist for all claims.

I've considered various types of queries and some Visual Basic solutions,
but my programming abilities are a little limited, so simpler would be
better.

Please post reply or e-mail me at br********@cfl.rr.com or
bc****@groneklatham.com.

Bryan Capps
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Bryan Capps wrote:
I'm developing an ms-access db which keeps track of some insurance claims.
When I recieve a new claim, I want to be able to have the db create a
standard set of folders for that claim, if they don't already exist, by
combining/concatenating (1) claim-specific information in one table with (2)
a table of standard folder names that should exist for all claims.

I've considered various types of queries and some Visual Basic solutions,
but my programming abilities are a little limited, so simpler would be
better.
See MkDir and FileCopy in help.
Please post reply or e-mail me at br********@cfl.rr.com or
bc****@groneklatham.com.


A totally tacky request. Selfish, bourgeois, and a true sign of a
newbie lacking class. If you have the time to post a message, you have
the time to check your messages. If you are that lazy, find a job as a
ditch digger or a burger flipper. You might learn what its like to live
without a silver spoon stuck up your butt.
Nov 13 '05 #2

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Whoa!
Having a bad day, or do you just have a general dislike for insurance
adjusters?

Don

"Salad" <oi*@vinegar.com> wrote in message
news:5k******************@newsread2.news.pas.earth link.net...

A totally tacky request. Selfish, bourgeois, and a true sign of a
newbie lacking class. If you have the time to post a message, you have
the time to check your messages. If you are that lazy, find a job as a
ditch digger or a burger flipper. You might learn what its like to live
without a silver spoon stuck up your butt.

Nov 13 '05 #3

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Salad:

My sincerest apologies for offending your delicate technological
sensibilities. Who would have known that so pedestrian an inquiry
would elicit such ire? I also apologize that my inquiry apparently
wasn't challenging enough for you. Perhaps I should have asked how to
cure cancer using a database. Shoot me for being a "newbie."

I've got to assume from the incoherence of your rant that (1) you're
suffering from a case of mistaken identity (or worse), (2) you
cleverly wrote a program that generates responses to newsgroup posts
using randomly generated words and phrases (congratulations on that),
or (3) you just discovered thesaurus.com and haven't quite found the
handle on it yet (good luck with that).

I asked about file/folder creation, not how to fashion a pink flamingo
out of Budweiser cans for my new mobile home lot. How that renders my
question "tacky," "borgeois," or "lacking [in] class," only you know.
And, forgive me again, but it strikes me as a little contradictory to
call me both "borgeois" and a "silver spoon" in the same post, no?

I have no idea what you're talking about regarding laziness and
failing, somehow, to "check [my] messages." What messages? If you're
talking about doing my homework first, I had already searched around
on MS Knowledgebase, my MSDN library, the net, and had reviewed
various suggested solutions. I turned to this newsgroup for
recommendations from those in the know, because, contrary to your
suggestion, it takes considerably longer, particularly for a "newbie,"
to reliably divine such a solution than to post a newsgroup question.
(My initial post laid that all out.) Shame on me for naively thinking
that information, rather than insults, are what newsgroups like this
are all about.

I was raised on the adages "if you don't have anything nice to say,
don't say anything," and "lead, follow, or get out of the way," rules
you could stand to consider and, hopefully, observe. Elitist
responses like yours are not part of the solution, and so constitute
part of the problem.

So, Salad, in response to your reference to the lodging of certain
kitchen utensils up one's posterior orifice, I cordially invite you to
print this response out, and carefully and deeply insert it into
yours.

Salad <oi*@vinegar.com> wrote in message news:<5k******************@newsread2.news.pas.eart hlink.net>...
Bryan Capps wrote:
I'm developing an ms-access db which keeps track of some insurance claims.
When I recieve a new claim, I want to be able to have the db create a
standard set of folders for that claim, if they don't already exist, by
combining/concatenating (1) claim-specific information in one table with (2)
a table of standard folder names that should exist for all claims.

I've considered various types of queries and some Visual Basic solutions,
but my programming abilities are a little limited, so simpler would be
better.

See MkDir and FileCopy in help.
Please post reply or e-mail me at br********@cfl.rr.com or
bc****@groneklatham.com.


A totally tacky request. Selfish, bourgeois, and a true sign of a
newbie lacking class. If you have the time to post a message, you have
the time to check your messages. If you are that lazy, find a job as a
ditch digger or a burger flipper. You might learn what its like to live
without a silver spoon stuck up your butt.

Nov 13 '05 #4

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