|Access Developer Reference|
The GUIDFromString function converts a string to a GUID, which is an array of type Byte.
expression A variable that represents an Application object.
|String||Required||Variant||A string expression which evaluates to a GUID in string form.|
The Microsoft Access database engine stores GUIDs as arrays of type Byte. However, Microsoft Access can't return Byte data from a control on a form or report. In order to return the value of a GUID from a control, you must convert it to a string. To convert a GUID to a string, use the StringFromGUID function. To convert a string to a GUID, use the GUIDFromString function.
The following example uses the GUIDFromString function to convert a string to a GUID. The string is a GUID stored in string form in a replicated Employees table. The field, s_GUID, is a hidden field added to every replicated table in a replicated database.
|Visual Basic for Applications|