Save As Text
By Richard Rost 3 months ago
Save & Load Access Database Objects as Text Files
In this Microsoft Access tutorial, I will teach you how to utilize the SaveAsText and LoadFromText functions to save and load your database objects as text files. Learn how to easily export forms, reports, and other objects as text files for easy sharing via email or other means. This is an invaluable technique for distributing updates and for circumventing corporate restrictions on sending files. Discover how you can send a custom form as a text file and then have the recipient load it back into their Access database seamlessly.
Andrew from Huntsville, Alabama (a Platinum Member) asks: A coworker and I are working on the same (copy of a) Microsoft Access database, but he's in a different location. My company has strict policies that only allow us to send text files from our computers—no attachments, no FTP, and we can't even use thumb drives. I've tried zipping the file and renaming it with a .txt extension, but they still catch it. We're not breaking any corporate rules; my boss even said it's okay. However, it's up to us to figure out a workaround since the IT guys are no help. Is there anything you can think of? We make little changes to forms or reports every now and then, and we'd like to be able to share them.
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