OLE to word documents on server
I need to connect my database to a shared folder on a server to OLE the word documents.
What I have done so far is set a text field with the file path ....
folder= filewin:\\server\ as a global field.
I have then created a calculation field to
folder & HOSPITALNUMBER::hospital number & ".doc" to give the full filepath ie filewin:\\server\123467H.doc
I don't knowif I should use a container field or web viewer to display the word document as an object - any suggestions?
The folder in question has about 18, 000 word documents in it and eventually I need to replicate this to at least another 6 locations for varying documents with about as many documents in each. What I really don't want to be doing is have to search for each individual file and go through the dragging and dropping documents into the database as there are roughly 2000 x 6 records and growing.