Exporting to Excel Datasheet Contents (and More)


I have a datasheet (within the frame of a larger form - for presentation purposes).

I may filter the 20,000 rows in the datasheet down to a couple of hundred (using standard Acess Datasheet functionality).

My Question Part One:  What is the best (with easy VBA is poss) way to export the (filtered) contents of my datasheet to Excel.

My Question Part Two: I will want to expand the export to include other (related) data other that what is displayed on the datasheet.  How do I do this (via a query I presume)

Patrick O'DeaAsked:
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Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
Have not done this, but you might try something like the following (untested).  Add a command button (cmd_Export) to the outer form.  Include code that looks something like:

Private Sub cmd_Export_Click

    dim xl as object     'or Excel.application if you have a reference to Excel in your project
    dim wbk as object
    dim sht as object
    dim rs as DAO.Recordset

    set xl = createobject("Excel.Application")
    xl.visible = true
    set wbk = xl.workbooks.add
    set sht = wbk.sheets(1)

    set rs = me.sub_datasheet.form.recordsetclone
    sht.Range("A2").copyfromrecordset rs

    set sht = nothing
    set wbk = nothing
    set xl = nothing

End Sub
Part One: The easiest is simply to go to the "External Data" tab, click "Excel" in the export section, and choose where to save the resulting file. It gives you options to preserve formatting, etc.

Part Two: You need to make a query which displays the related data as you want it, then simply repeat the steps above from your query for the same result.

Good luck!

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Patrick O'DeaAuthor Commented:
thanks.  I took the advice!
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