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data type mismatch RTE 3464 on procedure to create multiple PDF files from 1 MS access report and name result files with location field value

Posted on 2011-03-02
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I am using code to extract specific locations from a report based on a query that has no filtering on the location field, so the report contains all locations. my desire is to have one PDF file created for each location with the location number in the file name. I created a table that contains distinct location values named location_table which I am assigning the location to filter on in the report. The location field in both files is a 4 digit string value. The query to create the report works fine. the VB code to create multiple PDF's is:

Private Sub scan_sheets()

Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
Set rst = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("SELECT Location FROM Location_table")

Do Until rst.EOF
  docmd.OpenReport "Create Scan Sheets", acViewPreview, , "Location=" & rst("Location"), , acHidden
  docmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "Create Scan Sheets", acFormatPDF, "C:\Documents and Settings\dsingleton\My Documents\inventory\scan_sheets\location_" & rst("location FROM Location_table") & "_Review.pdf", True
  docmd.Close acReport, "Create Scan Sheets"

  rst.MoveNext
Loop

rst.Close
Set rst = Nothing

End Sub

When I run the procedure, I get run time error 3464, data type mismatch.
Help!!


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by:peter57r
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& rst("location FROM Location_table") &

should be
 & rst("location") &
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by:dave_sing
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I made the change and am still getting the same error message. when I press debug, the following line is highlighted.  docmd.OpenReport "Create Scan Sheets", acViewPreview, , "Location=" & rst("Location"), , acHidden

thanks
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peter57r earned 500 total points
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Assuming Location is a text field then that expression should use..

, "Location='" & rst("Location") &"'",
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by:dave_sing
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I made the change and also added & Chr(34) in line docmd.OpenReport "Create Scan Sheets", acViewPreview, , "Location=" & Chr(34) & rst("Location") & Chr(34), , acHidden and now the program works and generates reports, however it does not close the previous report when it starts on the next location and the screen fills up with the report. I thought that the Close ac report cmd would clear the screen. Anty advise.
thanks
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thanks for your assistance
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