Export to Excel with DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet creates corrupt files - How to solve this?

I am trying to export a query to Excel using the following code:

Sub ExcelExport()
Dim newFile As String
newFile = Application.CurrentProject.path & "\export.xlsx"

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12, "qryExport", newFile, True

End Sub

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The problem is, that the file seems to be corrupted.

Am I missing something?


Massimo ScolaInternshipAsked:
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Dale FyeOwner, Dev-Soln LLCCommented:
try using acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml

I know this is not intuitive, but I believe this is the one you should be using.

This guide might help:  https://ss64.com/access/acspreadsheettype.html

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Anders Ebro (Microsoft MVP)Microsoft DeveloperCommented:
Its been a while, but I “think” that if you omit the extension from the filename it is appended automatically.
Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Dale is right, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12 will create a binary file, and then the xlsx extension is wrong.
Massimo ScolaInternshipAuthor Commented:
Oh yes of course... XML

Thanks guys
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