Access Export multiple queries to same Excel Spreadsheet

Posted on 2015-02-06
Last Modified: 2016-02-10
Dear Experts

I'm not sure if this is even possible - I want to export 2 Access Queries to the same excel spread sheet so query 1 goes to sheet 1 & query 2 goes to sheet 2.  I am using Access & Excel 2010

For various reasons this has to be an export rather than simply linking the excel spread sheet back to Access.

Can anybody help with some code to achieve this

Many thanks
Question by:correlate
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Expert Comment

ID: 40593197
Not too much into Access but your doing this viaa VBA in Access or from the menu manually ?
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Expert Comment

ID: 40593236

pls try

 DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml, "myQry1", "c:\myFile.xlsx", True, , "Sheet1!A1:C1"


Author Comment

ID: 40593283
Hi, thanks for the rapid response ..

gowflow - I'm looking at using VBA, triggered from a command button in a form

Rgonzo1971 - I have tried your code, alas I get an error - 2498 "An expression you entered is the wrong data type for one of the arguments - the code I've entered is below - Any Ideas?

Private Sub ExportAnalysis_Click()
DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml, "Analysis-Cost", "C:\Users\xxxxx\Google Drive\Accounts\Analysis.xlsx", True, , "Sheet1!A1:E1"
DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml, "Analysis-Turnover", "C:\Users\xxxxx\Google Drive\Accounts\Analysis.xlsx", True, , "Sheet2!A1:E1"
End Sub

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Expert Comment

ID: 40593296
Just omit

Private Sub ExportAnalysis_Click()
DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, , "Analysis-Cost", "C:\Users\xxxxx\Google Drive\Accounts\Analysis.xlsx", True, , "Sheet1!A1:E1"
DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, , "Analysis-Turnover", "C:\Users\xxxxx\Google Drive\Accounts\Analysis.xlsx", True, , "Sheet2!A1:E1"
End Sub

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ID: 40593318
You can't use a Range value when exporting:

Leave this argument blank to import the entire spreadsheet. When you export to a spreadsheet, you must leave this argument blank. If you enter a range, the export will fail.
From here:

Only way I know to do this is through automation.

Author Comment

ID: 40593322

Thanks for that - gave it a go, but got the same error message I'm afraid
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Expert Comment

by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
ID: 40593384
Check out this response to a previous question for instructions on how to use automation and the CopyFromRecordset method to export Access data to a specific location in your workbook.
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Accepted Solution

Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
ID: 40593424
try this copy and paste

Private Sub ExportAnalysis_Click()
DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, 10, "Analysis-Cost", "C:\Users\xxxxx\Google Drive\Accounts\Analysis.xlsx", True, "Sheet1"
DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, 10, "Analysis-Turnover", "C:\Users\xxxxx\Google Drive\Accounts\Analysis.xlsx", True,"Sheet2"
End Sub

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40593433
Brilliant, works a treat - thank you very much

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