## Unanswered: Attaching files to email using Access

Hi,

I have used the code at http://www.jephens.com/howtoemail.asp send email from my database. The code works very well. However I am trying to modify it to pick up a file path from a field in my query so it will automatically attach a file to the mail, the file path in the field would be something like c:\text.txt. I have modified and can't get it to work. Any thoughts?

Regards,

David

Option Compare Database
Option Explicit
' You need to declare a reference to the Outlook library, and the filesystemobject.
' this is not as hard as it sounds.
'
' Look in the menu above, and click Tools, then select References
'
' Scroll down the list until you see
' Microsoft Scripting Runtime -- and put a check next to it (if one is not there already)
'
' Microsoft Outlook Object Library -- check that.
' There will be some version number there as well; it doesn't matter.
' This will work with Outlook98 and Outlook2000 and OutlookXP. It hasn't been tested on Outlook 2003 yet.

Public Function SendBoatSpec()

Dim db As DAO.Database
Dim MailList As DAO.Recordset
Dim MyOutlook As Outlook.Application
Dim MyMail As Outlook.MailItem
Dim Subjectline As String
Dim BodyFile As String
Dim fso As FileSystemObject
Dim MyBody As TextStream
Dim MyBodyText As String
Dim GetSpecPath As DAO.Recordset
Dim Spec As Outlook.Attachments

Set fso = New FileSystemObject

' First, we need to know the subject.
' We can't very well be sending around blank messages...

Subjectline$= "Euroyachts Brokerage Boat Specification" ' If there's no subject, call it a day. 'If Subjectline$ = "" Then
'MsgBox "No subject line, no message." & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & _
' "Quitting...", vbCritical, "E-Mail Merger"
' Exit Function
' End If

' Now we need to put something in our letter...

BodyFile$= "c:\broker\PDFSpecs\email.txt" ' If there's nothing to say, call it a day. If BodyFile$ = "" Then
MsgBox "No body, no message." & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & _
"Quitting...", vbCritical, "I Ain't Got No-Body!"
Exit Function
End If

' Check to make sure the file exists...
If fso.FileExists(BodyFile$) = False Then MsgBox "The body file isn't where you say it is. " & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & _ "Quitting...", vbCritical, "I Ain't Got No-Body!" Exit Function End If ' Since we got a file, we can open it up. Set MyBody = fso.OpenTextFile(BodyFile, ForReading, False, TristateUseDefault) ' and read it into a variable. MyBodyText = MyBody.ReadAll ' and close the file. MyBody.Close ' Now, we open Outlook for our own device.. Set MyOutlook = New Outlook.Application ' Set up the database and query connections Set db = CurrentDb() Set MailList = db.OpenRecordset("EMail_Boat_Spec") Set GetSpecPath = db.OpenRecordset("Email_Boat_Spec") ' now, this is the meat and potatoes. ' this is where we loop through our list of addresses, ' adding them to e-mails and sending them. Do Until MailList.EOF Do Until GetSpecPath.EOF ' This creates the e-mail Set MyMail = MyOutlook.CreateItem(olMailItem) ' This addresses it MyMail.To = MailList("EMailAddress") 'This gives it a subject MyMail.Subject = Subjectline$

'This gives it the body
MyMail.Body = MyBodyText

MyMail.Attachments = GetSpecPath("SpecPath")
'If you want to send an attachment
'uncomment the following line

' MyMail.Attachments.Add "c:\broker\monthlylist\Brokerage_One_Page_PDF.pdf" , olByValue, 1, "Euroyachts Brokerage List"

' To briefly describe:
' "c:\myfile.txt" = the file you want to attach

'MyMail.Spec = SpecPath("SpecPath")

'
' olByVaue = how to pass the file. olByValue attaches it, olByReference creates a shortcut.
' the shortcut only works if the file is available locally (via mapped or local drive)
'
' 1 = the position in the outlook message where to attachment goes. This is ignored by most
' other mailers, so you might want to ignore it too. Using 1 puts the attachment
' first in line.
'
' "My Displayname" = If you don't want the attachment's icon string to be "c:\myfile.txt" you
' can use this property to change it to something useful, i.e. "4th Qtr Report"

'This sends it!
MyMail.Send

'Some people have asked how to see the e-mail
'Uncomment the next line
'And comment the "MyMail.Send" line above this.

'MyMail.Display

'And on to the next one...
MailList.MoveNext

Loop

GetSpecPath.MoveNext

Loop

'Cleanup after ourselves

Set MyMail = Nothing

'Uncomment the next line if you want Outlook to shut down when its done.
'Otherwise, it will stay running.

'MyOutlook.Quit
Set MyOutlook = Nothing

MailList.Close
Set MailList = Nothing
db.Close
Set db = Nothing

GetSpecPath.Close
Set GetSpecPath = Nothing
db.Close
Set db = Nothing

End Function