[AccessD] File Not Found

Charlotte Foust cfoust at infostatsystems.com
Mon Jan 10 11:11:43 CST 2005

If Q:\PROJECTS\CAB\Approved\TN009734\09734REP.WPD is the path, does that
mean the wpd file is in a cab?  On WinXP, searching for a file will find
it in a compressed or cab file, but that doesn't mean Access knows about

Charlotte Foust

-----Original Message-----
From: Nicholson, Karen [mailto:cyx5 at cdc.gov] 
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 8:42 AM
To: accessd at databaseadvisors.com
Subject: [AccessD] File Not Found

Inherited database, not my fault.

This code is executed in the onclick event of a subform.  It is to
evaluate the extension (in this case it is a .wpd) and go to the correct
case, which it does, and then open up the strDocLoc.

The shell is properly defined as:
Const MSWord = "C:\cqabapps\viewers\word\wordview.exe"

(The application is sitting there looking at me)

Dim strDocType As String, strDocLoc As String
Dim strMsgText As String, strMsgTitle As String
Dim MyAppID As Integer

strDocType = Forms![frmDoc_TD]![frmDoc_TDSUB].Form![Extension]
strDocLoc = Forms![frmDoc_TD]![frmDoc_TDSUB].Form![Path]

Select Case strDocType
            Case "doc", "wpd", "txt"
            MyAppID = Shell(MSWord & " " & strDocLoc, vbMaximizedFocus)


Run-time Error 53
File not found

If I go to the FIND feature from the start menu and put in the
Q:\PROJECTS\CAB\Approved\TN009734\09734REP.WPD it goes right to it.  If
I tell it to open it with the wordview.exe it works.

Now why in the world would it think it can not find this or any file
that is selected?

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