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Access VBA email a spreadsheet with linked tables

Posted on 2011-03-06
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Hi

I have an Excel spreadsheet that contains tables that are linked to my Access database.
The spreadsheet contains the code  ThisWorkbook.RefreshAll to automatically refresh
the data when it is opened. I need to automatically refresh these links from within Access
and email the spreadsheet via Outlook.
What Access VBA code would I use to do this
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Question by:murbro
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SiddharthRout earned 500 total points
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Here is some code which I wrote on the fly. Please amend it for realistic situations :)

UNTESTED

'~~> Set a reference to Outlook Object Library
Sub RefreshWBook()
    Dim ObjOutlook As Outlook.Application
    Dim ObjOutlookMsg As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim objOutlookRecip As Outlook.Recipient
    Dim objOutlookAttach As Outlook.Attachment
    Dim oXLApp As Object
    Dim wbTest1 As Object
        
    '~~> Establish an EXCEL application object
    On Error Resume Next
    Set oXLApp = GetObject(, "Excel.Application")
    
    '~~> If not found then create new instance
    If Err.Number <> 0 Then
        Set oXLApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
    End If
    Err.Clear
    On Error GoTo 0
    
    '~~> Hide Excel
    oXLApp.Visible = False
    
    '~~> Open files
    Set wbTest1 = oXLApp.Workbooks.Open("C:\MyFile.xls")
    
    '~~> Refresh
    wbTest1.RefreshAll
    
    '~~> Close and save
    wbTest1.Close savechanges:=True
 
    Set ObjOutlook = New Outlook.Application
    Set ObjOutlookMsg = ObjOutlook.CreateItem(olMailItem)
 
    With ObjOutlookMsg
       Set objOutlookRecip = .Recipients.Add("'TO' ADDRESS GOES HERE")
       objOutlookRecip.Type = olTo
       .Subject = "SUBJECT GOES HERE"
       Set objectlookAttach = .Attachments.Add("C:\MyFile.xls")
    
       For Each objOutlookRecip In .Recipients
            If Not objOutlookRecip.Resolve Then
                 ObjOutlookMsg.Display
            End If
       Next
       .Display
       '~~> Uncomment the below to send the email
       '.Send
    End With
    
    '~~> CLEANUP (VERY IMPROTANT)
    Set ObjOutlookMsg = Nothing
    'ObjOutlook.Quit
    Set ObjOutlook = Nothing
    Set wbTest1 = Nothing
    Set wbTest2 = Nothing
    oXLApp.Quit
    Set oXLApp = Nothing
    
    MsgBox "DONE"
End Sub

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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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<What Access VBA code would I use to do this>
Can you post the code you have so far?
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by:murbro
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thanks very much. Sorry about late reply
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