Microsoft Access allows us to export access object like table, query,etc to other formats like Excel, PDF, RTF, etc. Using “To” To. Access Docmd OutputTo Method Example. OutputTo method carries out the Output To action in Access Visual Basic. Access docmd outputto example. A common technique for exporting data to Excel is to utilize the To Method. Now, previously (pre Office ), the basic format to.

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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. See our privacy policy for further details.

DoCmd.OutputTo method (Access)

If the report you outpug exporting is closed when you invoke DoCmd. TransferSpreadSheet Method to export different objects outpuh specific file types, for example, export Query to xlsx.

However, if the report you want to export is open already in preview acViewPreview when you invoke OutputTothe DoCmd. The Access data is output in the selected format and can be read by any application that uses the same format.

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Your email address will not be published. My go is to place a sql statement to a DoCmd. TransferSpreadsheet Methodthe syntax is slightly different. The plus sign can be used to concatenate, but it needs great care because of the way it works with nulls. The type of character encoding format you want used to output the text or HTML data.


An elegant, yet very easy to implement, solution and it requires only 2 additional lines of code. Other than the DoCmd. Login Login with twitter.

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So, here we are. Taking all this into account, our procedure to export a filtered report to PDF could look like this: Post as a guest Name. Sign up using Email and Password.

Access VBA DoCmd.OutputTo Method

The obvious workarounds that come to mind are usually one of the following: If you want to output the active object, specify the object’s type for the ObjectType argument and leave this argument blank.

Hi, can I ask is it possible to select a webbrowser within a form? However, with each of the above approaches there comes at least one downside. While all these approaches work, I would rather not recommend to use any of them. TransferSpreadsheet Method has other functions other than exporting, such as import files and exporting to an Excel template. Read about this change in our blog post. There is one aspect of using this very convenient method that I frequently see people struggle with.


A string expression that’s the valid name of an object of the type selected by the ObjectType argument. OutputTo -Method will just export the report as it kutput

You may also leave feedback directly on GitHub. Build the SQL for the report at runtime and assign it to the report. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page.

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Thank you this worked great, for other users that look at this if you require to delete the the query in the end like i did just add DoCmd. The following code example outputs the Employees table in rich-text format. Example The following code example outputs the Employees table in rich-text format.

I suggest you to add another code to open pdf after export.