I have some code that allows me to drag an email from Outlook over a form field and the email is placed on my networked drive and then a hyperlink is created allowing me to access the file when i need it from the form.
The code works brilliantly however it is restricted to Outlook msg files and i would like to broaden the scope so that it allows PDF and Docx files. I don't mind having separate fields on my form with a separate code for the different files types. Does anyone know how i could modify my existing code to allow for these formats?
Private Sub Attachment_Dirty(Cancel As Integer)
'I got the guts of this sub from Remou on tek-tips.com. S/he told me I can drag and drop an
'email to a memo field, then gave me the object control code to save the file.
Dim olApp As Outlook.Application
Dim olExp As Outlook.Explorer
Dim olSel As Outlook.Selection
Dim i, intCounter, intResponse As Integer
Dim strFilename, strSQL, strFolderPath, strPathAndFile, strMsg As String
Dim fs As Object
Dim fsFolder As Object
Dim blnFolderExists, blnFileExists As Boolean
'This field is used to control attaching emails by dropping them on the field.
'To allow this the field must be editable. This means the user could accidentally
'type in the field and trigger the code to attach an email. Therefore, this user
'verification makes sure the user intentionally dropped an email on the field.
strMsg = "WARNING: You have triggered the E-mail Attachment Function. CHOOSE CAREFULLY ..." & vbCr & vbCr
strMsg = strMsg & "If you intended to attach an e-mail to this note, answer Yes below. "
strMsg = strMsg & "If you did not intend to attach an e-mail and don't know what's going on, "
strMsg = strMsg & "answer No below." & vbCr & vbCr
strMsg = strMsg & "Did you intentionally drag and drop an e-mail to attach it to this note?"
intResponse = MsgBox(strMsg, vbYesNo)
If intResponse = 7 Then 'No
Cancel = True
'My network consultant advises not putting too many files in a folder - like our Permanent Images.
'Therefore, I will separate emails into a new folder each year. This code allows me
'to never check on it, by creating the folder automatically when the year changes.
Set fsFolder = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
strFolderPath = "Y:\Database\Database Files\Emails " & Year(Date)
If fsFolder.FolderExists(strFolderPath) = False Then
'Create the filename as a message file from the ClientID and the NoteID - which will be unique
strFilename = Me.[Patient ID] & "_" & Me![File ID] & ".msg"
'Combine for full path and file name
strPathAndFile = strFolderPath & "\" & strFilename
'Make sure this file does not already exist to avoid overwriting email files when there is a
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
blnFileExists = fs.FileExists(strPathAndFile)
If blnFileExists = False Then
'There's not already a file for this client and noteID. This is the way it always
'should be. But stuff happens. So, I'm checking.
'Save the email to the filename just created as a message file
Set olApp = GetObject(, "Outlook.Application") 'First argument is blank to return the currently
'active Outlook object, otherwise runtime fails
Set olExp = olApp.ActiveExplorer
Set olSel = olExp.Selection
For i = 1 To olSel.Count
olSel.Item(1).SaveAs strPathAndFile, olMSG
'There's already a file for this client and noteID. This should be impossible,
'but stuff happens. In this case we notify the user and then re-establish the links
'so the user can handle it.
strMsg = "ATTENTION: The system detected an e-mail file already created for this note. "
strMsg = strMsg & "That e-mail is now linked to this note ID. Please do the following:" & vbCr & vbCr
strMsg = strMsg & "1. View the e-mail normally." & vbCr
strMsg = strMsg & "2. If it is the correct e-mail, you don't need to do anything else." & vbCr
strMsg = strMsg & "3. If it is the wrong e-mail, use the Un-Attach E-mail button to get rid of it. "
strMsg = strMsg & "Then attach the correct e-mail."
'Update the location field with the location.
Cancel = True 'To roll back changes caused by the drop.
Me![FileLocation] = strPathAndFile
Me.Attachment = "EMAIL ATTACHED: Click To View"
Me.Attachment.Locked = True
Me.Dirty = False 'To save the changes.
Set fsFolder = Nothing
Set fs = Nothing
Set olSel = Nothing
Set olExp = Nothing
Set olApp = Nothing