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When exporting data from Access to Excel, Time Field is blank

Posted on 2009-05-08
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I am using the DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet command to transfer 16 data items in a single row of an Access table to the spreadsheet of an Excel Workbook (Headers from A1:P1, Data from A2:P2).  All data is properly exported to Excel except for the field "TIME", which holds the time the incident occurred in HH:MM "LL" ("LL" standing for AM or PM).  The field header exports fine to cell C1, but the cell where the actual time value should be, C2, is completely empty.  Any idea why only this one piece of data would not be exported?
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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try creating a query against the table,
convert the content of the field to text  cstr([nameofField]) , save the query
then use the query for export instead of the table
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by:jmcclosk
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I tried this, but when I changed the TransferSpreadsheet command to use the query instead, I got this error:
Run-time error '3417':
An action query cannot be used as a row source.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 250 total points
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why are you using an acction query, just do a simple select query
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by:jmcclosk
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It works perfectly!
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by:jmcclosk
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Sorry!  That was a bone-headed move on my part.  I re-used the query originally created to make the table, but forgot to change the type.  Thanks for your help!
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