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Execution of Excel on Server ?

I run a stored procedure and then I take the output into an Excel spreadsheet via a recordset using the following code.
Of course, the Stored Procedure runs very quickly. Then it takes a couple of minutes to write out the Excel file. Is there a way to have the Excel file generated on the server. It's just a thought. Can you think of a way I can speed up the application ?

Set com = New ADODB.Command
    With com
       .CommandType = adCmdStoredProc
       .CommandText = "dbo.procSpLN"
       .Parameters.Append .CreateParameter("RptYear", adInteger, adParamInput, 4, intYearSP)
       .ActiveConnection = cn
       Set rstQueryFS = .Execute
    End With
     
      Set objXL = New Excel.Application
      objXL.Workbooks.Add
      strNextFile = GetNextFileName("C:\LEXSPRG1.XLS")
      objXL.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs strNextFile
      Set objWS = objXL.ActiveSheet
      objXL.ActiveSheet.Protect UserInterfaceOnly:=True
                 
      For intCol = 0 To rstQueryFS.Fields.Count - 1
        Set fld = rstQueryFS.Fields(intCol)
        objWS.Cells(1, intCol + 1) = fld.Name
      Next intCol
     
      intRow = 2
      Do Until rstQueryFS.EOF
        For intCol = 0 To rstQueryFS.Fields.Count - 1
           
           objWS.Cells(intRow, intCol + 1) = _
              rstQueryFS.Fields(intCol).Value
           objWS.Cells.EntireColumn.AutoFit

        Next intCol
        rstQueryFS.MoveNext
        intRow = intRow + 1
      Loop
      DoCmd.Hourglass False
       
      objXL.Visible = True
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zimmer9
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zimmer9
2 Solutions
 
Brendt HessSenior DBACommented:
You need to look up the CopyFromRecordset method:

CopyFromRecordset Method
Specifics
Copies the contents of an ADO or DAO Recordset object onto a worksheet, beginning at the upper-left corner of the specified range. If the Recordset object contains fields with OLE objects in them, this method fails.

expression.CopyFromRecordset(Data, MaxRows, MaxColumns)
expression    Required. An expression that returns a Range object.

Data    Required Variant. The Recordset object to copy into the range.

MaxRows    Optional Variant. The maximum number of records to copy onto the worksheet. If this argument is omitted, all the records in the Recordset object are copied.

MaxColumns    Optional Variant. The maximum number of fields to copy onto the worksheet. If this argument is omitted, all the fields in the Recordset object are copied.

Remarks
Copying begins at the current row of the Recordset object. After copying is completed, the EOF property of the Recordset object is True.

Example
This example copies the field names from a DAO Recordset object into the first row of a worksheet and formats the names as bold. The example then copies the recordset onto the worksheet, beginning at cell A2.

For iCols = 0 to rs.Fields.Count - 1
    ws.Cells(1, iCols + 1).Value = rs.Fields(iCols).Name
Next
ws.Range(ws.Cells(1, 1),  _
    ws.Cells(1, rs.Fields.Count)).Font.Bold = True
ws.Range("A2").CopyFromRecordset rs
            
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nmcdermaidCommented:
If you use OPENROWSET in your stored procedure you can write directly to an Excel file on the server (assuming that the driver is installed)
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