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Yes/No Fields: When One of Two Answers Is Correct
You should use Yes/No fields to store a logical true or false. What’s actually stored in the field is -1 for Yes, 0 for No, or Null for no specific choice. The display format for the field determines what the user actually sees (normally Yes/No, True/False, On/Off, or a third option— Null—if you set the TripleState property of the associated control on a form to True). Yes/No fields work efficiently for any data that can have only a true or false value. They not only limit the user to valid choices, but they also take up only one bit of storage space.
OLE Object Fields: The Place to Store Just About Anything
Microsoft designed OLE Object fields to hold data from any object linking and embedding (OLE) server application registered in Windows, including spreadsheets, word processing documents, sound, and video. There are many business uses for OLE Object fields, such as storing resumes, employee reviews, budgets, or videos. However, in many cases, it is more efficient to use a Hyperlink field to store a link to the document rather than store the document itself in an OLE Object field.
Attachment Fields: Storing Several Files in a Single Field
Using the attachment field type, you can store multiple attachments in a single field. Those attachments can even be of various types. For example, you can use an Excel spreadsheet and a Word document in a single field. Attachment fields are meant to replace their predecessor, OLE Object fields. With OLE Object fields, Access stored the bitmap of the object in the Access database. This caused database bloat. Access stores the data in Attachment fields much more efficiently.
There are additional benefits of Attachment fields. For example, Access renders image files and displays the program icon associated with other file types. If a field contains a photo, spreadsheet, and Word document, Access will display the image and will present application icons for the other objects. Access compresses the objects as it stores them, unless those files are compressed natively. Finally, you can manipulate attachments programmatically!
There are also some other things about Attachment fields that you should be aware of. You can attach a maximum of 2GB of data per database, and each attachment must be less than 256MB in size. You must use the Attachments dialog box (see Figure 2.7) to add, edit, and manage attachments, unless you manage them programmatically.
Hyperlink Fields: Your Link to the Internet
You use Hyperlink fields to store uniform resource locator addresses (URLs), which are links to web pages on the Internet or on an intranet, or Universal Naming Convention paths (UNCs), which are links to a file location path. Access breaks the Hyperlink field type into three parts:
What the user sees
The URL or UNC
A subaddress, such as a range name or bookmark
After the user places an entry in a Hyperlink field, the entry serves as a direct link to the file or page it’s referring to. I cover the Hyperlink field type in more detail later in this chapter, in the section “Using Access Tables with the Internet.”
This material orginally appeared in Alison Balter's book Mastering Microsoft Office
Access 2007 Development. Reprinted here by author's permission.
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