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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Understanding Access 97's Hyperlink Field Data Type

Access 97 adds a new member, Hyperlink, to its repertoire of field data types. Hyperlink isn't a Jet 3.5 data type, because Jet 3.5 stores Access Hyperlink values in Memo fields. Access 97's Hyperlink data type simply interprets the value of the Memo field as a hyperlink and formats the display accordingly.

A Hyperlink field value may consist of the following three components:

  • Display text, an optional descriptive name for the hyperlink that appears as emphasized text, usually underlined and having a distinctive color.

  • Address, a required reference to the location of a related document. The reference can be an Internet URL for World Wide Web and FTP (File Transfer Protocol) sites, a relative ...

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