Excel modifications

Posted on 2006-10-31
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
on opening workbook getting error
"Unable to get the Open property of the Workbooks class"

DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "ConsIncGroup", acFormatXLS, "C:\Data\ConsIncGroup.xls", 0
            'DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "repIncomeStatement_LastYearsCons_Grouped", acFormatXLS, , -1

Dim mysheet As Object, xlApp As Object

Set xlApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
Set mysheet = xlApp.Workbooks.Open("C:\Data\ConsIncGroup.xls").Sheets(1)

mysheet.Cells(1, 1).Value = "Test"


' Clear the object variable.
Set mysheet = Nothing
Question by:dmitryz6
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Leigh Purvis earned 500 total points
ID: 17845478
Hey dmitry, how goes it?

Can you open the exported spreadsheet normally having exported it?
Does it perform any better if you skip the explicit Excel object creation (not ideal I know)...

DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "ConsIncGroup", acFormatXLS, "C:\Data\ConsIncGroup.xls", 0
            'DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "repIncomeStatement_LastYearsCons_Grouped", acFormatXLS, , -1

Dim mysheet As Object, mybook As Object, xlApp As Object

Set mybook = GetObject("C:\Data\ConsIncGroup.xls")
Set xlApp = mybook.Application
Set mysheet = mybook.Sheets(1)
xlApp.Visible = True
'etc etc

Or - if that doesn't help - perhaps giving up and making a file copy in code and opening that copy - deleting the "original" export when all's done.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17845489
   Set xlApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
    Set xlWb1 = xlApp.Workbooks.Open("C:\Test1.xls", True)
    Set xlWs1 = xlWb1.Worksheets("Sheet1")
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Author Comment

ID: 17845759

OutputTo giving error wit sheet name.
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Expert Comment

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 17845922
are you sure there is Sheet1 in the excel file?
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Author Comment

ID: 17850172
Report caption property has “G/L Income statement”

When access outputting report to excel it create sheet ,with report caption property as sheet name. To have “/” in sheet name not valid. Excel trying to recover it self and it create problem with opening and putting changes. I started with Leigh suggestion to open excel and it helped.

Thank you everybody for participation
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by:Leigh Purvis
ID: 17850470
Funny the things we miss at times huh?
Glad you're sorted Dmitry.  See you answering around EE again some time yes?
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Author Comment

ID: 17850777

Thank you for help.
I am trying maintain my premium membership by answering just enough. Hope to see you around EE as well.


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