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Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.
If you include the number sign (#) character in a hyperlink file name, you may receive the following error message:
Unable to open <filename>. Cannot open the specified file.
The Windows Explorer will open the folder where the file is located.
Because hyperlinks in Microsoft Access are stored as modified Memo fields with the number sign (#) character as a delimiter, it is essentially a reserved character for hyperlinks.
Steps to Reproduce Behavior
Hyperlink on a Form
Hyperlink in a Table
For more information about Hyperlinks, search the Help Index for "hyperlinks, addresses," and then "About hyperlink addresses in hyperlink fields and controls."
Article ID: 162855 - Last Review: January 11, 2015 - Revision: 5.1