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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You can export the data from Access; you can import the data from Excel.

There is one aspect of using this very convenient method that I frequently see people struggle with. Sign in to give feedback. Bouje 17 1 1 5.

TransferSpreadsheet Methodthe syntax is slightly different. If you want to output the active object, specify the object’s type for the ObjectType argument and leave this argument blank.

So, here we are. Monday, February 18, 7: OpenReportthe report will become visible but it will not re-query the data and will it still use the original criteria for filtering the data.

DoCmd.OutputTo method (Access)

You then simply invoke DoCmd. Sign up using Email and Password.

I have an excel template with a custom ribbon with buttons for preset sorts and filters. The type of output device to optimize for. 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.


It requires additional functions or a form and is rather inflexible. Our new feedback system is built on GitHub Issues.

Access VBA DoCmd.OutputTo Method

Taking all this into account, our procedure to export a filtered report to PDF could look like this: I’m looking for a very simple solution here.

Add a line continuation character underscore: In a real-world implementation, 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.

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Dim oExcel As Excel. You may also use DoCmd. I suggest you to add another code to open pdf after export. There are no open issues. OutputTo should be considered part of the same logical instruction: The default value is acExportQualityPrint.

Export a REPORT to an excel template (ac)

To work around this issue, you can export as XLS format instead. However, all of these assume creation of a new file. It requires to create multiple very similar objects reports. In this case the report might display the wrong data set.

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Some Access formats cannot be perfectly supported, and an error pops up when users try to open the exported workbook, and users have to save the file as a new one for auto repair.

I think that is the only way.

Remove From My Forums. Login Login with twitter. OutputFile Optional Variant A string expression that’s the full name, including the path, of the file docmd.expogt want to output the object to.

Access Export all Queries to Excel. Thursday, February 21, 5: Post Your Answer Discard By geport “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Please try the following code: If you omit this argument, Access prompts you for the output format.