download livelink document to access table

I am trying to download a livelink document, which presents as an Excel format, into an Access table.

When I run the code below, once the table is found, I am presented with the following error message - "database does not suport HTML pages".  I have no idea what this error means or how to fix it.  

My simple test code is as follows:

Sub getData()

   Dim strFileName$
   
 strFileName = "http://docweb.company.com/doc/livelink/Contact%20List?func=docfetcher.fetchdoc&nodeid=582331501"
   
 DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml, "tmpContact", strFileName, True

End Sub

Is the docmd.transferspreadsheet method what I should be using?  Or, should I be using something else - if so, what?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
I've run into this before with downloaded Excel files. I've had to open them in Excel and save them as standard Excel files before the Import would work, so you'd have to change your process to :

1. Download the file
2. OPen the file in excel and Save it as a standard Excel file
3. Then run your process.

Perhaps another Expert has a a different way, however ...
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uadAuthor Commented:
Ok - not what I wanted to hear.

I do have an Excel macro that will call and save the file, but is there a way to create an access module to call this excel macro?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
You could automate Excel, and then run that macro I assume, but I have no experience with doing that.
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danishaniCommented:
You can use the Excel Object within Microsoft Access and run the procedure (macro) you have written.

 Dim XL As Object
 Set XL = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
 XL.Workbooks.Open "YourPathandFileNameHere"
 ...
 'Then put here all your further stuff you want to run

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Then when the macro is finished you can import the Excel file (assuming that's the format you save it in) with the DoCmd.TransferSpreadSheet() command.

Hope this helps,
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uadAuthor Commented:
Split point since I need both solutions for the end result
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