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Examining the contents of a folder in Acess 2003

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Need to get a list of jpeg files in a folder in order to create a one to one set of records in a table.
Feb 20 '08 #1
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You will need to use the Dir() function recursively.
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  1.  Dim strNextFile As String 
  2. Dim strPath as String
  4. 'set path to folder and to look for jpg files
  5. strPath = "C:\MyFolder\*.jpg" 
  7. 'initialise Dir() function and get first filename
  8. strNextFile = Dir(strPath, vbNormal) 
  10. 'turn off warnings
  11. Application.SetOption "Confirm Action Queries", False 
  13. 'now loop using the Dir function until no more files found
  14. Do While strNextFile <> "" 
  16. 'insert filename into table tblJPES
  17. DoCmd.RunSQL "INSERT INTO tblJPEGS (FilNam) Values (" & strNextFile & ");"
  19. 'now call Dir recursively
  20. strNextFile = Dir
  21. Loop
  23. 'turn warnings on
  24. Application.SetOption "Confirm Action Queries", False
I have assumed the file names will be written to field FilNam in table tblJPEGS.

Hope this helps

Feb 22 '08 #2

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Thanks Sierra7, was wondering if I would get a reply. Greatly Appreciated !
Feb 23 '08 #3

Expert 100+
P: 446
Your welcome.

There are other ways to save the retrieved data using Recordsets and the like but I think that looping through the files of the folder and reading the contents is the issue here.

Good luck with the rest of your program.

Feb 24 '08 #4

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