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Problem starting Excel template from Access

Posted on 2014-09-24
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Hi

I have created an Excel (2013) template with quite a bit of VBA code inside, and it works perfectly.

When I start the template with a double click, it creates a new Excel file (of type .xlsm) as expected. So far, so good.

Now I want to start the Excel template from a "switchboard" Access (2013) app, which doesn't sound hard, as I already start loads of other apps (not only Access) with that switchboard app. In the latter I tried using the 2 methods which I already use for all other apps / files:
- either VBA's Hyperlink (first define the link as <path and name of the Excel.xltm file> and then Hyperlink.Follow)
- or the Shell function like this n = Shell(<Excel.exe path and name> """<path and name of the Excel.xltm file>"""

However, when I use either of these 2 methods, the Excel template ITSELF opens, it does NOT create a new Excel file. What shall I do or modify in the above to have the Excel template to create a new Excel file ?

Thanks for help
Bernard
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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I believe you have to use Automation to handle this, something like:

Dim xl As Object
Set xl = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
Dim wb As Object
Set wb = xl.Workbooks.Add(Template:="Path to your template"
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by:bthouin
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Hi Scott

This starts Excel (I can see it appearing in the Task Manager), but Excel is not visible, so something is missing.
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by:bthouin
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Sorry, found it: make Excel app visible...

Thanks Scott, you get the points.
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