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creating excel file from access with docmd

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Last Modified: 2015-09-01
I am creating an excel spreadsheet from access where I build the query in the code behind using docmd.
Dim excelquery As String
Dim excelName As String
excelquery  =  "SELECT a,b, c  FROM tableSql where a = 123"
excelName = "Excel_" & Month(Date) & Day(Date) & Year(Date) & ".xls"

DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputQuery, excelquery, acFormatXLS, excelName, True

When I run it I get a message that the access database could not find the object "Select ..."

Is there another way to do this?
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