Add a line continuation character (underscore: _) to indicate the line following To should be considered part of the same logical instruction. How to filter and export an Access Report in three lines of VBA code. the very useful output format option acFormatPDF added to the DoCmd. OpenReport stDocName, acPreview To acOutputReport, ” ErrorsandcorrectionsReport”, acFormatXLS, “X:\Test\ReportName.

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Export Access Object to Excel ,PDF, RTF , etc. using DoCmd.OutputTo

Then try to run the code; it should work fine. Wednesday, February 20, 4: For example something like: It is not obvious how to export a dynamically filtered report using this method. Taking all this into account, our repport to export a filtered report to PDF could look like this: This Access tutorial explains how to use DoCmd.

I think that is the only way. To work around this issue, you can export as XLS format instead.

Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. An AcOutputObjectType constant that specifies the type of object to output. Remarks Odcmd.export 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.


When I try to open it I get the message: Dim sTemp As String: I think you’re going to have to think outside of the box a bit for this one, but I’d be very surprised if it can’t be done, with a little extra effort, and some brain power. Dofmd.export AcExportQuality constant that specifies the type of output device to optimize for.

Yoyo and Ryan, Many thanks to both of you. Access Export all Queries to Excel. The type of character encoding format you want used to output the text or HTML data.

TransferSpreadsheet Methodthe syntax is slightly different. I assumed that all the code goes into my Access module but a Debug Compile gives the error: In a real-world focmd.export, based on this sample, you can pass in all 3 variables as arguments into the function and thus create a simple and flexible ExportToPDF routine for your Access application.

Export a REPORT to an excel template (ac)

Ryan, thanks for the quick reply. At a real low level, all you’re doing is manipulating electrons on your computer screen. How about export the report to a temporary file and then copy the excel worksheet to the existing file. Add a line continuation character underscore: As Ryan has told, we need to check the reference for Microsoft Excel object library. Thursday, February 21, 5: Thanks Yoyo, At first glance your code seemed to be exactly what I needed.


Considering this, it is very simple to solve the problem with exporting dynamically filtered reports.

Build the SQL for the report at runtime and assign it to the report. However, if the report you want to export is open already in preview acViewPreview when you invoke OutputTothe DoCmd. Type True to open the exported fileFalse to disable opening. I will never share your email with anyone. I recorded a demonstration of the solution described here on video and published it to YouTube. You can export the data from Access; you can import the data from Excel.

Access VBA DoCmd.OutputTo Method

In terms of exporting Query to XLSX, Transferspreadsheet is quicker and the file size is smaller because it does not contain any Query formatting, and error handling is different as well. The default value is acExportQualityPrint. While all these approaches work, I would rather not recommend to use rwport of them. An elegant, yet very easy to implement, solution and it requires only 2 additional lines of code.

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