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Export Access Report to Excel using VB

Hi,

Just wondering could you solve a little problem for me.
I am having trouble exporting data from an Access Report to an excel file using VB and hitting a brick wall. Any help would be much apprecicated.

Thanks in advance.
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
>I am having trouble exporting data from an Access Report to an excel file using VB
Just so you know, exporting an Access Report anywhere usually means all of the cosmetic formatting gets messed up.
A better idea would be to export the report's record source (table or query) into Excel, where all of the cosmetic formatting is already in place.

Dim oAccess As Access.Application
Set oAccess = CreateObject("Access.Application")
 oAccess.OpenAccessProject "drive"\your_database.mdb"
oAccess.DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel97, "Table Name", "File Name.xls"
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
(slight corrections)
oAccess.OpenAccessProject "c:\your_database.mdb"   'The full drive, path, and file name goes here

Also Substitute acSpreadsheetTypeExcel97 with whatever version you are running... (97-Excel 97, 8=2000, 9-XP, 10-2003)
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pootle_flumpCommented:
Jim is spot on. Reports tend to export pretty terribly, especially to excel and especially if you have even the simplest groupings set up. However the code to do so would be:

oAccess.DoCmd.OpenReport "MyReportName", acViewPreview
oAccess.DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdOutputToRTF

HTH
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pootle_flumpCommented:
Doh - I posted the word export.

Apols it should be acCmdOutputToExcel
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Hi cstephen100

Let us know if you need any more help or advice.

Thanks.
-Jim
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