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Syntax error missing operator in Access subform linked to a table with photo attachme

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I am attempting to add a subform to a form. There are photo attachments in the table of the subform. When I add the subform, it shows the attachment icon and shows that there is (1), but I get the error message and can't open the attachment from the form or add an attachment. Any ideas? Thanks
May 18 '17 #1
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You get the error message. I guess that means you have a clue what you're asking about.

It's hard to help if you don't share the information in the thread.
May 18 '17 #2

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I guess I'm in over my head to post anything on this forum. I thought I just asked a question. I actually don't have a clue and have no idea what information I should have shared. It's OK, I found a work-around solution that takes a bit more time, but I can see my attachments now. I have no idea why it works and the normal way of setting up my subform didn't work, but thanks for your non-answer anyway. Have a nice day.
May 19 '17 #3

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My response was not intended as an answer to your question. It was some advice that should have been far more helpful. That depends on your attitude of course.

We can help those that are inexperienced, and have done on many occasions. Those that want help from others but can't be bothered to take the effort to formulate a question properly, or even work with someone on that first part, are frankly beyond any help I'd want to give.

As an administrator of this site I'm also keen to protect our experts from having to waste their time with people who are happiest watching others take the strain.

If and when you feel like working with some of us then we're always here.

PS. Referring to my first comment in the earlier post, if you have a problem that triggers an error message then you shouldn't need any experience to know that someone trying to help you would need that error message included. Claiming inexperience is the cause is simply a cover for lack of consideration on your part and no-one is likely to be convinced otherwise. We take very good care here of those that simply lack experience. That doesn't mean we're about to allow such blatant disrespect.
May 19 '17 #4

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Is 'syntax error missing operator' not the error message? I am truly clueless and would be better off seeking help at a forum who deals with less than expert users. I meant no disrespect and apologize if you perceived it that way. I personally do not find your responses particularly friendly, but you probably didn't intend that either. At any rate, I did solve my problem and won't be bothering you again with my amateur questions.
May 19 '17 #5

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Is 'syntax error missing operator' not the error message?
I guess it probably is. I don't tend to look for such a detail in the title.

We'd want more than simply the error message of course, but being inexperienced we shouldn't necessarily expect you to know that without some assistance. Perhaps my frustration led me to be a little snappy, for which I apologise.

Communication is always such a critical element of any problem. I see that clearly. This is illustrated time and again. Unfortunately we see so many come here with problems they never get much help with simply because they don't appreciate that. I know how many quality experts we have here available, and how frustrating it is for all of us to be unable to help - simply because so many fail to understand the importance of clear and straightforward communication of their problems.

It's not really about experience with the subject matter - it's more about understanding the importance of communicating the problem well. That can be difficult of course, but always worth the effort.
May 20 '17 #6

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