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Second call to open spreadsheet fro Access fails.

Posted on 2014-04-30
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I use the VBA below to open an Excel workbook.
It opens and I close it again manually. The Excel window also closes.
If I try the process again, It does not open.
If I look on windows taskmanager, I see there is an Excel instance under processes. If I close that, the VBA works again one time.
Advice please.

My code is:
Private Sub cmdOpenExcelWorkbook_Click()
'   Open Excel Workbook
Dim excelApp As Excel.Application
Dim wb As Excel.Workbook
Dim WorkbookToOpen As String

    WorkbookToOpen = Me.txtOrigATD      'A textbox on my form
    Set excelApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
    Set wb = Excel.Workbooks.Open(WorkbookToOpen)
    excelApp.Visible = True
                '    wb.ActiveSheet.Range("d1").Value = 100     'Passes a value to a cell on the spreadsheet.

    Set excelApp = Nothing
    Set wb = Nothing
End Sub

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Dale Fye (Access MVP) earned 500 total points
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Excel automation can be tricky.  You must close and release all of the objects you create during your Access module in the proper order.

Try inverting lines 13 and 14 in the above.

Are you certain you want to create a new instance of Excel, even if one is already open?  Or would it be better to use the version that is already open.  If so you could try:

On Error Resume next
Set ExcelApp = GetObject(, "Excel.Application")
if err.number <> 0 then Set ExcelApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
On Error goto ProcError  '<= whatever you are using for an error handler.
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by:Fritz Paul
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Thanks, it's working.
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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glad I could help.
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