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Exporting Access Memo fields to Excel

Posted on 2011-02-22
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I'm trying to export an Access query to Excel, but the memo fields get truncated.

My initial thought here is to programatically divide up this Memo data (up to 2000 characters) into smaller chunks and export it to seperate rows.

Before I do that, are there any Excel tricks I am overlooking to avoid this?
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Helen Feddema earned 500 total points
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Set a variable of Variant type to the Memo field, then write it to a cell using Range.Value:
Public Sub ExportMemoField()

   Dim strCurrentPath As String
   Dim wkb As Excel.Workbook
   Dim appExcel As New Excel.Application
   Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
   Dim varMemo As Variant
   Dim strWorkbook As String
   Dim sht As Excel.Worksheet
   Dim strRange As String
   Dim rng As Excel.Range
   
   strCurrentPath = Application.CurrentProject.Path & "\"
   Set wkb = appExcel.Workbooks.Add
   appExcel.Visible = True
   'strWorkbook = strCurrentPath & "Memo Field.xls"
   'wkb.SaveAs FileName:=strWorkbook
   Set sht = wkb.Sheets(1)
   strRange = "A1"
   Set rng = sht.Range(strRange)
   Set rst = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("tblContacts")
   
   Do While Not rst.EOF
      varMemo = rst![Notes]
      If IsNull(varMemo) = False Then
         rng.Value = CStr(varMemo)
         Set rng = appExcel.ActiveCell.Offset(rowoffset:=1)
      End If
      rst.MoveNext
   Loop
      
   Set appExcel = Nothing
   
End Sub

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by:Helen Feddema
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You may need to redo your code to do the entire export in code, rather than exporting the whole query.
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by:mbizup
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Helen,

Thanks - that works.

Not as elegant, but I also found that if I change my query to a make-table query and export the table instead of the query, the truncation does not occur.

no idea why...

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