MS Access VBA to Update Linked Tables

Thank you for looking at my question,

I am putting a form together in an Access 2013 database that will enable user(s) to open report(s) via button click.

The tables/queries behind the reports are linked tables from Excel spreadsheets.

I would like the button click to refresh the relevant linked table(s) before opening the report to ensure that the data in the report is current.

How do I do this please using VBA?
Gary CroxfordOperations Support AnalystAsked:
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Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
use the refreshlink method.


replace the quoted table name with the name of the Excel table as it is displayed in Access.

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I have never had to do this.  When you open the linked spreadsheet, Access retrieves the data so it is already "fresh".  Are you talking about making the spreadsheet run its calculations?  In that case, you would need to automate Excel.  So you would have Access use VBA to open excel and run the function to recalculate the spreadsheet.  Sorry, I don't have code handy.  Since I work with Access rather than Excel, when I need to do some Excel automation, I open Excel and turn on the macro recorder.  Then I try to perform the task I need to automate.  I then copy the code generated by the macro recorder and fix up the references so it will run in Access.
Gary CroxfordOperations Support AnalystAuthor Commented:
Thank You Dale
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