A common technique for exporting data to Excel is to utilize the DoCmd. OutputTo acOutputQuery, “YourQueryName”, acFormatXLS,, True. Access Docmd OutputTo Method Example. OutputTo method carries out the Output To action in Access Visual Basic. Access docmd outputto example. Microsoft Access allows us to export access object like table, query,etc to other formats like Excel, PDF, RTF, etc. Using “To” To.

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Wrong number of arguments or invalid property assignment. I have an excel template with a custom ribbon with buttons for preset sorts and filters. In this case the report might display the wrong data set. TransferSpreadSheet Method to export different objects to specific file types, for example, export Query to xlsx. A string expression that’s the full name, including the path, of the file you want to output the object to. ObjectName Optional Variant A string expression that’s the valid name of an object of the type selected by the ObjectType argument.

The following code example outputs the Employees table in rich-text format. This argument is ignored for Microsoft Internet Information Server. If you leave this argument blank, the default False is assumed. OutputTo Method and DoCmd. Type True to open the exported fileFalse to disable opening. For example something like: This argument is ignored for Microsoft Internet Information Server.

The type of character encoding format you want used to output the text or HTML data. There are no open issues. OutputTo -Method does not support to supply any criteria to the report the filter the data. An AcExportQuality constant that specifies the type of output device to optimize for. All of these meghod work.


OpenReport -Method, the DoCmd. An AcFormat constant that specifies the output format. To work around this issue, you docms.outputto export as XLS format instead.

An elegant, yet very easy to implement, solution and it requires only 2 additional lines of code. Sign in to give feedback. The type of output device to optimize for.

If you run Visual Basic code containing the OutputTo method in a library database, Microsoft Office Access searches for the object vocmd.outputto this name, first in the library database, then in the current database.

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. If the report you are exporting is closed when you invoke DoCmd.

To Method (Access)

The Access data is output in the selected format and can be read by any application that uses the same format. If you want to output the active object, specify the object’s type for the ObjectType argument and leave this argument blank. A string expression that’s the valid name of an object of the type selected by the ObjectType argument.

I recorded a demonstration of the solution described here on video and published it to YouTube. Matching the above order: Looking here it turns out that Access had fewer argument options. OutputTo -Method will just export the report as it is! Use the Add method to specify the operator for creating a conditional format.

You open the report using DoCmd. I suggest you to add another code to open pdf after export.

How to Output a dynamically filtered Access report to PDF

The data is covered by the EU-U. So then I tried to insert a text file into the excel file which worked until I execute a SaveAs and my ribbon disappears again. The obvious workarounds that come to mind are usually one of the following: While all these approaches work, I would rather not recommend to use any of them. The following code works on my Accessbut brings a compile error for users with Access This Access tutorial explains how to use DoCmd. The default value is acExportQualityPrint.


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.

Use False 0 if you don’t want to start the application. ObjectName Optional Variant A string expression that’s the valid name of an object of the type selected by the ObjectType argument. This email list is hosted at Mailchimp in the United States.

Jan, I have just updated another thread to include information how to export to excel template, see below http: Post as a guest Name.

After opening the report in preview view, it will stay open, albeit invisible, until you explicitly close it. 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. Refer to my previous post http: Email Required, but never shown.

Access Export all Queries to Excel. See docmf.outputto guidelines for contributing to VBA documentation.