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I'm using this on click code to export query results to a csv file.  It works fine on a computer running Windows 7 but doesn't work on a computer running Windows 8 or at least I think that is the problem.  

Can someone help?

The error I get is Run-time error 3011.  The Microsoft Access database engine could not find the object.....  Make sure the object exists ....  

Here's the code:

DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "qryExportRecordsEmailList", "C:\Email List.csv", False
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Question by:SteveL13
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by:Wilder1626
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Can you try something like this:
DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim,"Standard Output", _
     "qryExportRecordsEmailList", "C:\Email List.csv",-1

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DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim,,"qryExportRecordsEmailList", "C:\Email List.csv",-1

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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Make *sure* that "qryExportRecordsEmailList", ...is spelled *exactly* as it is in the navigation pane...
Misspelling the query will result in the error you are getting...
...also make sure that this query even exists.

JeffCoachman
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by:Wilder1626
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I assume that your file with the macro is exactly the same on both windos 7 and 8. Correct?

Nothing was changed but Windows 8 gets an Run time error?

If this is the case, go to my first answer and give it a try: ID: 40554708
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by:SteveL13
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Jeffrey:  Yes, spelling is perfect and the query definitely exists.  Remember, it does work on my computer but not the computer running Windows 8.  But I'm not sure the Windows version has anything to do with it.

Wilder1626:  Suggestion 1 does not work.  Probably because there is no "Standard Output".  Suggestion #2 does work on my computer but not the Windows 8 computer.
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by:Wilder1626
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Do you already have a file  List.csv in this path:  C:\Email List.csv

If not, can you create it and then, try again your command?

If it works, then you can try to add this code before you create the file, to prevent the Run time error:

Dim strFileName As String
 Dim SomeStringToOutput

 strFileName = "C:\Email List.csv"
 Open strFileName For Output As #1

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by:SteveL13
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Wilder1626:  I created a file named Email List.csv and put it in C:\Email List.csv

Then tried again on the computer that it doesn't work on and it still failed.

Actually I had tried this yesterday when the situation first came up.
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by:Wilder1626
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what are the Microsoft office version on both PCs?
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by:SteveL13
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2013
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by:Wilder1626
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Have you validated your MS access export specification setting on your new PC?

Compare both settings from the 2 PC MS Access file.

It may be a date format issue or a delimiter.
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by:SteveL13
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There is no saved export spec.  The code is just:

DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "qryExportRecordsEmailList", "C:\Email List.csv", False
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by:Wilder1626
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At this point, i'm out of ideas. sorry.

Normally, it should work at this point, after validating all comment from Jeffrey Coachman and I.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Steve,

FWIW, I never export to CSV without an export spec.

Just for fun, create an export spec to do this, (Settingthe comma as the delimiter explicitly) ...then insert it in the ExportSpec argument of TransferText command.
Give it a try

Jeff
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by:Wilder1626
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If you can also review this link , if this is a new setting for you:

Export data to a text file
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by:SteveL13
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Ok.  So I created a spec and have this line of code.  But now I get an error:

Run time error 3625.  The text file specification..... does not exist.....


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DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, "Email List", "C:\Email List.csv", False
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by:Wilder1626
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Can you please validate one last time and confirm below?

1.Open your Microsoft Access database.
2.Under the External Data tab, click Text File in the Export section.
3.Enter a destination for your file or use the Browse tool, then click OK.
4.In the Export Text Wizard, choose Delimited and click Next to continue.
5.Choose Comma as the delimiter.
6.Select Include Field Names On First Row.
7.Set Text Qualifier to double quotation marks.
8.Click Next, then click Finish.
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by:SteveL13
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This is validated.  I did it again but now won't have access to the Windows 8 computer until early next week.
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by:mbizup
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I would double/triple check...

1.  Jeff's suggestion.  That qryExportRecordsEmailList does indeed exist on your Windows 8 computer, at the time the code executes.  (Just as an example, a query created on the fly by code will be missing if the code fails to execute).    

Just for Yuks, try the same command with a different query or table, using the problematic Windows 8 machine:

DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "SomeOtherTableName", "C:\Email List.csv", False

2.  Is the code, beyond a shadow of a doubt stopping at that exact line?

3.  When the error appears, and you click debug, is there any part of the statement that appears 'selected'?
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by:Helen_Feddema
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This should work, with your names, provided that the query exists (and does not have criteria or parameters), and all the arguments are set correctly:

   DoCmd.TransferText transfertype:=acExportDelim, _
      specificationname:="CustomerExportSpecs", _
      tablename:="qryCustomers", _
      FileName:="D:\Documents\Examples\Export Delimited.csv", _
      hasfieldnames:=True

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If the query does have criteria or parameters, change it to a make-table query, run it, and then try to export the table created by running the make-table query.

If the problem is that the export spec doesn't exist on the Windows 8 computer, you may have to recreate it.
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Gustav Brock earned 500 total points
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The reason for your error is very simple:
In Windows 8, you are not allowed to create files in the root of the systemdrive.

This will work:

DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, , "qryExportRecordsEmailList", "C:\MyExportFolder\Email List.csv", False

/gustav
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by:SteveL13
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Yes, I ended up sending it to C:\Special Folder\xxxxxx.csv

Could not go to the C drive even though it DID work on another Windows 8 computer.
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