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How To Automate an Export to CSV from an Access Query

Posted on 2011-02-24
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I created a query that will produce a list of only the products that have price changes in effect. The query needs to be exported to a csv file and be uploaded to an FTP site. I would like to automate the exporting of the query - so that it will be less complicated for certain individuals.

I have tried creating a module "ExportQuery with the following code:

Function ExportQuery()
DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "[qryPriceList]", "[NewPrices].csv"

End Function

I get an error stating it cannot find qryPriceList - and to make sure it is spelled correctly. It is spelled correctly - so I am a little lost here - any help would be greatly appreciated  
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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remove the square brackets and specify the full path to the csv file


DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "qryPriceList", "C:\YourFolderName\NewPrices.csv"
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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you may also need an export specification to create a good csv file..

what version of Access are  you using?
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by:dawber39
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I am using 2007 but I will be implementing its use in 2003 - that does seem to work - is there a way I can get it to retain the column headers - because the program that is reading it - starts at the second row assuming report headers
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add the option to add the field names

DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "qryPriceList", "C:\YourFolderName\NewPrices.csv",true
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You people ROCK!!!
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