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I want to be able to save the contents of a ADODB recordset to a csv file. Can someone point me in the right direction.

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The easiest method is this:
    Open "c:\testbed\Recordset.csv" For Output As #1
    Print #1, rs.GetString(adClipString, -1, ",", vbCrLf, vbNull)
    Close #1

This uses the GetString method of the ADODB.Recordset to format the data into CSV and simply writes it to a file in one go.

There are other methods which provide for more control over formatting but are more complex. If this is what you need then let me know and I can help you with that as well.
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by:Frank
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Many thanks!
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by:ShaneCourtrille
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Actually that wouldn't follow CSV format would it?

CSV formatting requires an item be enclosed in ""'s if it contains any commas for instance.
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