MS Access Open Query Results in Excel Spreadsheet


I have a command button on a MS Access form.  I want the click event to run an SQL query and show the results in an excel spreadsheet.  I want the user to have the option of saving the spreadsheet or just closing the spreadsheet out.  Is there a way to do this every method I've tried prompts you to save the spreadsheet first to a file location.  Example:

DoCmd.OutputTo objecttype:=acOutputQuery, objectname:="Parent and Child Benefit Rules", outputformat:=acFormatXLS

Paul SchulerSystems Production Support AnalystAsked:
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Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
Have you tried the transfer spreadsheet method?  I cannot remember whether that meets your needs or not.

You could us automation to open Excel, create a new workbook, and the use the Range.CopyFromRecordset method to do this.

Takes quite a bit more code, but can be done in under 20 lines of code.

I'm currently sitting in a waiting room, and don't have access to Access, but searching here in EE on the term CopyFromRecordset returned this recent post with code.

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The built in methods always save the spreadsheet.  You will have to use OLE automation to do what you are requesting.  In VBA, you would open Excel and then transfer the data to it, and finally make Excel visible.  The user is then in Excel and he can save or not when he exits.
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