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in TransferSpreadsheet, why can't I use extension .xlsx with acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml OR acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12???

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Hey experts,

I'm having a problem with some data I'm trying to export to Excel 2010. I'm allowing the user to use either the .xls or .xlsx extension. My code looks like this:

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, IIf(Right(txtExportPathAndFileName, 5) = ".xlsx", acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12), "qryTherapistsCaseloads4Excel", txtExportPathAndFileName, True

When I try to open the exported .xlsx, I get a message that the extension or file type is invalid.

Any ideas?

Thanks
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by:Rey Obrero
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try using this for both file extension

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, 10, "qryTherapistsCaseloads4Excel", txtExportPathAndFileName, True

post back the result
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I'd do it this way:

If Right(txtExportPathAndFileName, 5) = ".xlsx" Then
  DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml,"qryTherapistsCaseloads4Excel", txtExportPathAndFileName, True
Else
   DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12,"qryTherapistsCaseloads4Excel", txtExportPathAndFileName, True
 End If

then put a stop on the IF and verify if the extension is on the end or not and that your falling through  the correct logic (use F8 to step through)

Jim.
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Oh and BTW, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12 is 2007 format, which still is normally an .xlsx extension.  You want acSpreadsheetTypeExcel8 for .XLS

Jim.
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by:Rey Obrero
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or this


If Right(txtExportPathAndFileName, 5) = ".xlsx" Then

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, 10, "qryTherapistsCaseloads4Excel", txtExportPathAndFileName, True

else

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, 9, "qryTherapistsCaseloads4Excel", txtExportPathAndFileName, True

end if
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by:eantar
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Arrggg! Driving me nuts!

I broke up my If statement up into an if then else and use the literal 10 for acSpreadsheetTypeExce12XML. I'm still getting the invalid message:

message I get.
Any ideas why this might be happening. This is a simple Transfer Spreadsheet call.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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by:Rey Obrero
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what access version are you using?
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by:eantar
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Access 2010.
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by:Rey Obrero
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try doing a compact and repair of your db then try again.

if the error still show,  upload a copy of your db
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by:eantar
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Hi Jim,

Yes, I read your post. Here's a picture of how I rewrote the code, but I'm still having the same problem.

Debugger and Intermediate window
Any ideas??? It just shouldn't be.

Thanks.
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by:Rey Obrero
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can you upload a copy of the db?
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by:Rey Obrero
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can you test the code, using a table instead of the query "qryTherapistsCaseloads4Excel"
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by:eantar
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Hi Rey,

Uploading the db is a bit of a problem because I'm working with HIPPA compliant information. I'd have to dummy up some data.

But I just read something I'm going to try before I take that step.

Thank you.

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by:Rey Obrero
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what is the SQL statement of query "qryTherapistsCaseloads4Excel"?
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He needs to be using acSpreadsheetTypeExcel8 for an .xls extension.

Jim.
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by:Rey Obrero
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@jim, he is already using it..
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ARRGH! FOUND IT!

Or found something that I didn't know was required to do, but this worked.

When I first ran the Transfer Spreadsheet to xlsx, I ran it with the file type of acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12, not acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml. Then I researched and found that to export to xlsx you need to use acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml. So I changed my file type to that. BUT! I didn't change the file name that I was exporting. I assumed that Excel would just overwrite it. It doesn't. I'm not sure what it does. But when I updated the code to KILL the old file name BEFORE creating the new one, THAT WORKED!!!

Bizarre.

Anyway, thank you guys for sticking with me through this.
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Make sure you accept your own comment as answer.

Jim.
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by:eantar
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Thanks Jim. I always feel bad about doing that because I appreciate the company and feedback while I'm figuring this stuff out, even when I found the answer myself. But I know that those are the rules. Will do.
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by:eantar
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Found the answer through web search. Thanks again for sticking with me.
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