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What is the code to print reports, which are stored in Access, from VB? Thanks
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This way:

Const dbPathName = "c:\database.mdb"
Const strPassword = "PASSWORD"
Dim Acc As Object, db As Object

Set Acc = CreateObject("Access.Application")
Set db = Acc.Application.DBEngine.Workspaces(0).OpenDatabase(dbPathName, 0, False, ";pwd=" & strPassword)
Acc.OpenCurrentDatabase dbPathName, False
Set db = Nothing
Acc.DoCmd.OpenReport "ReportName", acPreview
Set Acc = Nothing
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by:matt_fennell
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This piece of code seems to try and install Access. Would it be simpler if I just used a datacontrol with the recordsource being the report in question?
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by:Éric Moreau
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If you want to print reports that are into an Access database, you need to have Access already installed onto your PC. The DataControl can only read the data from the Access database.
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by:matt_fennell
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Access is already installed. And I have my tables, queries, reports etc saved and linked to my VB program. But for some reason that code you have given me attempts to install Access when it is already installed.

Other than of course "report name" which I changed to the report name in my Access db, what other info needs to be changed from your code? You'll have to forgive my incompetence, I am only a beginner - novice programmer.
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>>And I have my tables, queries, reports etc saved and linked to my VB program

Reports cannot be "linked" to a VB program. A VB program using DAO/ADO/RDO can only use tables and queries.

>> attempts to install Access when it is already installed

Insert your CD and let it go. It may install a feature that wasn't installed initially.
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Thank you. Reports are printing.
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