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Can Access 97 emulate Windows Find Command?

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Hello,

Can Access 97 emulate Windows Find Command and specifically the
'Containing Text' function?

What we want is for Access to search within and find Word documents on
our networked drives and provide a list of search results - without
having to link all documents of the destination folder/s?

If this is possible, would anyone have any code available or is anyone
aware of a small app that may provide this functionality?

Thank You.

Mark.

Nov 13 '05 #1
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bj**********@hotmail.com wrote:
Hello,

Can Access 97 emulate Windows Find Command and specifically the
'Containing Text' function?

What we want is for Access to search within and find Word documents on
our networked drives and provide a list of search results - without
having to link all documents of the destination folder/s?

If this is possible, would anyone have any code available or is anyone
aware of a small app that may provide this functionality?

Thank You.

Mark.

You could go to http://groups-beta.google.com/advanced_search and search for
dir() function subfolders
in the groups
*access*

Nov 13 '05 #2

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On Thu, 14 Jul 2005 00:46:51 GMT, Salad <oi*@vinegar.com> wrote:

You're providing half of the solution. The Dir function allows
iterating over a directory tree. The second half of the solution is to
use the Word object model to open each document found, and perform a
search for the keywords. Type this in a search engine to get started:
CreateObject("Word.Application")

-Tom.
bj**********@hotmail.com wrote:
Hello,

Can Access 97 emulate Windows Find Command and specifically the
'Containing Text' function?

What we want is for Access to search within and find Word documents on
our networked drives and provide a list of search results - without
having to link all documents of the destination folder/s?

If this is possible, would anyone have any code available or is anyone
aware of a small app that may provide this functionality?

Thank You.

Mark.

You could go to http://groups-beta.google.com/advanced_search and search for
dir() function subfolders
in the groups
*access*


Nov 13 '05 #3

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