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Capricorn1 gave me the answer for VBA code to export a query to Excel.  Now I'd like to know how to make that query prompt for file name rather than hard-coded as in his answer: DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel9, _
"queryName", "C:\myQuery.xls", True, ""
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you can use a value typed in a textbox

if len(Me.textboxName & "")>0 then

       DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel9, _
"queryName", Me.textboxName, True, ""
      else
         msgbox "please enter full path"
          exit sub
         me.textboxname.setfocus    
end if
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by:Greg989
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That is helpful for future reference but what I'd really like to emulate is what happens when you run an OutputTo macro where the file name is left blank.  In that case you are presented the windows "Save As" dialogue screen defaulting to MyDocuments.
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Thanks... It appears this will work.  Regardless, it most likely will serve me well for future reference.  Since it is fairly complex, relative to my puny mind, I think I'll just "RunMacro" instead and leave the file name blank as mentioned in my original question.  Thanks!
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