This Access tutorial explains how to use To Method to export different objects to specific file types, for example, export Query to xlsx. acOutputReport, 3, Report. acOutputServerView, 7, Server View. Microsoft Access allows us to export access object like table, query,etc to other formats like Excel, PDF, RTF, etc. Using “To” To. on form. Dim i As Integer i = DCount(“*”, “a_import_aels_step_1”) If i = 0 Then strNoRecordOpenArg = “Imported AEL’s” To.

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I made a Folder “Test” on c: Acoutpurteport, if the report you want to export is open already in preview acViewPreview when you invoke OutputTothe DoCmd.

DoCmd.OutputTo method (Access)

Dirk Goldgar Replied on March 8, This line looks wrong: Example The following code example outputs the Employees table in rich-text format. ObjectName Optional Variant A string expression that’s the valid name of an object of the type selected by the ObjectType argument.

Sign up using Facebook. Taking all this into account, our procedure to export a filtered report to PDF could look like this: If you leave this argument blank, Access putputto you for an output file name. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled.

Export Access Object to Excel ,PDF, RTF , etc. using To « Access VBA Macros

Tell us about your experience with our site. To prevent the report appearing on the screen in preview, you use the WindowMode acHiddento open the report invisible to the user. You then simply oitputto DoCmd.


If that really is your code, I don’t think Filename gets a valid value. A string expression that’s the full name, including the path, of the file you want to output the object to. Wyman is a Human Resources professional based in Hong Kong, specialized in business analysis, project management, data transformation with Access and Excel. OurputTo line, and check the value of filepath at that point. Considering this, it is very simple to solve the problem with exporting dynamically filtered reports.

After opening the report in preview view, it will stay open, albeit invisible, until you explicitly close it. The following works for me: Remarks You can use the OutputTo method to output the data in the specified Access database object a datasheet, form, report, module, data access page to several output formats.

This Access tutorial explains how to use DoCmd. If you want to output the active object, specify the object’s type for the ObjectType argument and leave this argument blank. Always close the hidden report after the PDF file was saved.

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In this case the report might display the wrong data set. TransferSpreadsheet Method has other functions other than exporting, such as import files and exporting to an Excel template. OutputTo -Method will just export the report as it is! If you leave this argument blank, Access outputs the data by using the Windows default encoding for text files and the default system encoding for HTML files. I can’t understand why Access wouldn’t be willing to write to that folder. Refer to my previous post http: If I use DoCmd.

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OutputFile Optional Variant A string expression that’s the full name, including the path, of the file you want to output the object to. So, it seems to be a problem to export a report that displays different data sets depending on doccmd input or other factors. While all these approaches work, I would rather not recommend to use any of them.

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