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Application.HyperlinkPart Method (Access)

The HyperlinkPart method returns information about data stored as a Hyperlink data type. .

expression .HyperlinkPart(Hyperlink, Part)

expression A variable that represents an Application object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Hyperlink

Required

Variant

The data stored in a Hyperlink field.

Part

Optional

AcHyperlinkPart

A AcHyperlinkPart constant representing the information you want returned by the HyperlinkPart method.

Return Value

String

You use the HyperlinkPart method to return one of three values from a Hyperlink field or the displayed value. The value returned depends on the setting of the part argument. The part argument is optional. If it's not used, the function returns the value Microsoft Access displays for the hyperlink (which corresponds to the acDisplayedValue setting for the part argument). The returned values can be one of the four parts of the Hyperlink field (displaytext, address, subaddress, or screentip), the full address, address#subaddress, or the value Microsoft Access displays for the hyperlink.

Note Note

If you use the HyperlinkPart method in a query, the part argument is required and you can't use the constants listed above but must use the actual value instead.

When a value is provided in the displaytext part of a Hyperlink field, the value displayed by Microsoft Access will be the same as the displaytext setting. When there's no value in the displaytext part of a Hyperlink field, the value displayed will be the address or subaddress part of the Hyperlink field, depending on which value is first present in the field.

The following table shows the values returned by the HyperlinkPart method for data stored in a Hyperlink field.

Hyperlink field data

HyperlinkPart method returned values

#http://www.microsoft.com#

acDisplayedValue: http://www.microsoft.com acDisplayText: acAddress: http://www.microsoft.com acSubAddress: acScreenTip: acFullAddress: http://www.microsoft.com

Microsoft#http://www.microsoft.com#

acDisplayedValue: Microsoft acDisplayText: Microsoft acAddress: http://www.microsoft.com acSubAddress: acScreenTip: acFullAddress: http://www.microsoft.com

Customers#http://www.microsoft.com#Form Customers

acDisplayedValue: Customers acDisplayText: Customers acAddress: http://www.microsoft.com acSubAddress: Form Customers acScreenTip: acFullAddress: http://www.microsoft.com#Form Customer

##Form Customers#Enter Information

acDisplayedValue: Form Customers acDisplayText: acAddress: acSubAddress: Form Customers acScreenTip: Enter Information acFullAddress: #FormCustomer

When you add an address part to a Hyperlink field by using the Insert Hyperlink dialog box (available by clicking Hyperlink on the Insert menu) or by typing an address part directly into a Hyperlink field, Microsoft Access adds the two # symbols that delimit parts of the hyperlink data.

You can add or edit the displaytext part of a hyperlink field by right-clicking a hyperlink in a table, form, or report, pointing to Hyperlink on the shortcut menu, and then typing the display text in the Text to display box.

When you add data to a Hyperlink field directly, you must include the two # symbols to delimit the parts of the hyperlink data.

The following example uses all four of the part argument constants to display information returned by the HyperlinkPart method for each record in a table containing a Hyperlink field. To try this example, paste the DisplayHyperlinkParts procedure into the Declarations section of a module. You can call the DisplayHyperlinkParts procedure from the Debug window, passing to it the name of a table containing hyperlinks and the name of the field containing Hyperlink data. For example:

:DisplayHyperlinkParts "MyHyperlinkTableName", "MyHyperlinkFieldName" 
 
Public Sub DisplayHyperlinkParts(ByVal strTable As String, _ 
 ByVal strField As String) 
 
 Dim rst As New ADODB.Recordset 
 Dim strMsg As String 
 
 
 rst.Open strTable, CurrentProject.Connection, _ 
 adOpenForwardOnly, adLockReadOnly 
 
 ' For each record in table. 
 Do Until rst.EOF 
 strMsg = "DisplayValue = " _ 
 & HyperlinkPart(rst(strField), acDisplayedValue) _ 
 & vbCrLf & "DisplayText = " _ 
 & HyperlinkPart(rst(strField), acDisplayText) _ 
 & vbCrLf & "Address = " _ 
 & HyperlinkPart(rst(strField), acAddress) _ 
 & vbCrLf & "SubAddress = " _ 
 & HyperlinkPart(rst(strField), acSubAddress) _ 
 & vbCrLf & "ScreenTip = " _ 
 & HyperlinkPart(rst(strField), acScreenTip) _ 
 & vbCrLf & "Full Address = " _ 
 & HyperlinkPart(rst(strField), acFullAddress) 
 
 ' Show parts returned by HyperlinkPart function. 
 MsgBox strMsg 
 rst.MoveNext 
 Loop 
 
End Sub

When you use the HyperlinkPart method in a query, the part argument is required. For example, the following SQL statement uses the HyperlinkPart method to return information about data stored as a Hyperlink data type in the URL field of the Links table:

SELECT Links.URL, HyperlinkPart([URL],0) 
 AS Display, HyperlinkPart([URL],1) 
 AS Name, HyperlinkPart([URL],2) 
 AS Addr, HyperlinkPart([URL],3) 
 AS SubAddr, HyperlinkPart([URL],4) 
 AS ScreenTip 
 FROM Links
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