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I have to create a file upload from Access VBA which will export in XLS 2003. When I do CreateObject("Excel.Application"), etc, etc i get an OK looking file and the properties of the file say version 97-2003, but if you open the file in Excel, you get the 'Unrecognized format...' even though it will open.
This may break the upload, is there anyway round this or is it build into the system so you have to buy a license for making Excel files.
Maybe OLE-Automation,after file creation?
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It would be helpful to see the code you are using...
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In any event, assuming you are running Access 2007/2010...



Dim xlApp As Object, xlWb As Object

Set xlApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
Set xlWb = xlApp.Workbooks.Add

' do some stuff

xlWb.SaveAs "c:\folder\subfolder\file.xls", 56
xlWb.Close False
Set xlWb = Nothing
xlApp.Quit
Set xlApp = Nothing

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The '56' is needed to tell Excel to use the old XLS file format.  Without it, Excel will use the new OpenXML format despite the .xls extension.
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