To in xlsx (Excel +) Format. August 7, DoCmd. OutputTo acOutputQuery, “YourQueryName”, acFormatXLS,, True published app – run this report choosing the export to xls option that the first time. Other than the port-Method, the To-Method does not support to supply any criteria to the report the filter the data. To not working in MS Access VBA I’m then exporting that report to a folder that’s created with today’s date and the PDF.

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Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. In the code xocmd, I keep getting an error in the line with the DoCmd. The Access data is output in the selected format and can be read by any application that uses the same format.

ObjectName Optional Variant A string expression that’s the valid name of an object of the type selected by the ObjectType argument.

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Email Required, but never shown. OutputTo Method and DoCmd. So then I tried to insert a text file into the excel file which worked until I execute a SaveAs and my ribbon disappears again.

It requires additional functions or a form and is rather inflexible. All of these do work. In this case the report might display the wrong data set. However, with outpktto of the above approaches there comes at least one downside.

If you leave this argument blank, Access prompts you for an output file name.

It requires to create multiple very similar objects reports. However, all of these assume creation of a new file.

Access VBA DoCmd.OutputTo Method

You then simply invoke DoCmd. Type True to open the exported fileFalse to disable opening.

Use False 0 if you don’t want to start the application. I recorded a demonstration of the solution described here on video and published it to YouTube. Login Login with facebook. Post as a guest Name. An AcExportQuality constant that specifies the type of output device to optimize for.

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The type of output device to optimize for. If you leave this argument blank, the default False is assumed. He is also a: Other than the DoCmd. TransferSpreadsheet Method has other functions other than exporting, such as import files and exporting to an Excel acreporf. Always close the hidden report after the PDF file was saved. I’m then exporting that report to a folder that’s created with today’s date and the PDF file is assigned a name with the Settlement No.


Luckily there is a very simple solution to the problem that is just not so obvious. OutputTothe OutputTo -Method will open the report and export it. Refer to my previous post http: OutputTo -Method will just export the report as it is! Login Login with twitter.

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Remarks You can use the OutputTo method to output the data in the specified Access database object a datasheet, form, report, module, data access page to several output formats.

Some Access formats cannot be perfectly supported, and an error pops up when users try to open the exported workbook, and users have to save the file as a new one for auto repair. You can unsubscribe any time. OpenReport -Method, the DoCmd. An AcOutputObjectType constant that specifies the type of object to output.

After opening the report in preview view, it will stay open, albeit invisible, until you explicitly close it.

In terms of exporting Query to XLSX, Transferspreadsheet is quicker and the file size is smaller because it does not contain any Query formatting, and error handling is different as well.