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By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   2 years ago

Build a Searchable Document Index in Access

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In this Microsoft Access tutorial, I'm going to teach you how to build a document index in Microsoft Access. We will store the names of our files in a table, along with a link to each file. We will then copy the text of that file to Access so that we can search the full contents of each document from inside our database. I'll also show you how to make a button to open each file using the FollowHyperlink command. Then, I'll show you how to make a simple form to search for keywords in the text of each document.

Catherine from Provo, Utah (a Platinum Member) asks: I have to keep track of hundreds of different documents for each client. Is there a simple way I could put these all in a database and possibly search within the text of each document using Access?


Members will learn how to use Microsoft Word Automation to automatically open each document and copy the text directly into the database. We will also see how to browse and pick a file with the FilePicker function. 

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