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MS Access 2010 - ExportwithFormatting Action

Posted on 2011-02-25
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Hi All,

Looking for what I have wrong here. I am have built a macro to export data from a table, then run a delete query to remove the records. I need to save the export by date (this routine will run nightly) The Output File is set to
"z:\Data_" & Format(Date(),("dd-mm-yyyy") & ".xlsx"

However I am receiving the follwoing error:

"Microsft Access can't save the ouput data to the file you've selected." (error: 2302)

Can anyone tell me what I have wrong?

Thanks,

Steve
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LVL 85
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Try this instead:

"z:\Data_" & Day(Date) & "_" & Month(Date) & "_" & Year(Date) & ".xlsx"

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by:SDBrooks
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Interesting, but didn't work either. Any other suggestions?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 125 total points
ID: 34983359
Could simply mean that you cannot save data to that location. Try first saving it to this:

"z:\TestDataFile.xls"

If that works, add the Date to it:

"z:\TestDataFile" & CStr(Date()) & ".xls"

And so on, until you hit a snag.

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by:SDBrooks
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I can write to the folder with no problem if I don't try and add the date function.

This didnt work either.  It's always the simple things that become difficult to do. Thanks for trying.

Any other suggestions?
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ID: 34986947
Are you actually doing this in a Macro? If so, perhaps changing over to VBA Code is a better solution. You have MUCH more control using that. Note you can "convert" your macro to VBA using the builtin utility.
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