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I have the following command in VBA to export a query to a csv file

DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, "SimNetRegistrationRosterExportSpecification", "z_SimNetRegistrationRoster", _
RegToolPath & RegToolPrefix & Format(Now(), "YYYY-MM-DD_HHnn") & ".csv", True

I need to append to the file that was created the in that last command the data created by the following z_SimNetOSSDRegistrationRoster query. How can I do this?


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Thank you for your assistance!

I have created a macro to export the contents of a query as a csv file, but when I open the csv file, the date is showing the date and time. I need it to only show the date as this csv file is uploaded to a parcel carrier's system that will only accept this field as dd/mm/yyyy.

The date is created in an access table as a default value in the cell. The format is set to "Short date", the input mask to "00/00/000" and the default value to "Date()".
The query field is also set the same. The date format appears correctly in both the table and the query, but when it is exported it somehow changes to date / time format.

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Hi all

I've got a piece of code I inherited that deletes some tables from a database before importing updated versions (I'm trying to get an append query to work but I'm struggling with the downloads).

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Hello everyone!

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Hi all

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I noticed some quite peculiar. I have an acces 97 database which uses the DoCmd.OutPutTo to output about 13,000 records from a query to an Excell 2007 spreadsheet. This takes about 6 seconds to complete in 97. After converting the database to Access 2007 format and running the same code it takes about 13 seconds.

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DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputQuery, "TimeServDownload", acFormatXLS, "C:\DataIntegrityCheck.xls", True 

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After playing around the with third argument, the acFormat I noticed that changing this argument to any integer value other than acFormatXLS speed up the action significantly.

For example:


DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputQuery, "TimeServDownload", 0, "C:\DataIntegrityCheck.xls", True 

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Will take about 4 seconds to output to Excell 2007 in Access 2007, reducing the time it originally took by 9 seconds.

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I looking for a solution to change a Access Query Criteria using a VB code in Excel, without opening the Access DB and changing the criteria manualy?

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1) I Work all the time in Excel
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Dim mydbase As Object
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mybase."MyQuery"."Date Criteria" = Between (Worksheet("Sheet1").Range("A1").value) and (Worksheet("Sheet1").Range("A2").value)

>>>>>The above line of code I have problems to get right!

mydbase.DoCmd.RunMacro "MyQuery"

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Product can be like 28 or 28XLS or HP2001...

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Good morning all!

I originally posted this query on the Developer board, as I thought it was a
problem with my code, but now I'm not so sure.

I have a workbook with a macro that runs a Save As within a loop, to create
test data files.

I was finding that for every new file I created, and additional file with a
filename comprisiong eight alphanumeric characters and no file extenson was
created in the same folder.

Thinking that the workbook might be corrupted, I created a new workbook
(with NO copying/pasting from the original - everything types in from
scratch) , created new code modules and copied the code first into Notepad,
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The problem still occurred.

Finally, I noticed that it even happened when I did a simple File Save As
from the menu, so I'm fairly certain it isn't my code that's causing the

Could my Excel document template be corrupted in some way?

Can anybody think of any tests or checks I could carry out on my workbook to
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creaed? I'm assuming that they're TEMP files that are being created, but not
deleted, during the Save As process.

Yours in desperation, and thanks in advance

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1. Why did Excel suddenly start prompting me to specify a ODBC data source?
2. How can I edit old *.dqy queries in MS Query now that it gives the error "Data source name not found and no default driver specified"?


I have a workbook that contains several macros (recorded many years ago, not written from scratch) that call on some *.dqy query files (also created many years ago, using MS Query) to query data located one worksheet and output the results into different worksheets. I currently use Excel 2003 on Windows XP.

About a year ago, I was working on a different project using SQL and databases using OpenOffice Base. After the first time I used that software, Excel suddenly started asking me to specify an ODBC data source when running my old macros in this old workbook. I was puzzled, but fixed it by making a new data source out of the workbook. Why did this start happening? Can I make it stop?

Now these macros have stopped running again (getting stuck at .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False). In an effort to debug, or perhaps just rewrite the macros properly, I tried to check the *.dqy query files in MS Query. However, MS Query does not seem to like that these files were created before my computer suddenly started wanting me to specify ODBC data sources, and gives the error "Data source name not found and no default driver specified" followed by "Couldn't read file".

Any insights welcome. This ODBC stuff is all new to me!


I want to get the data directly from sharepoint site, where i have created a view.
i tried exporting the view as .iqy file and tried editing the query for the file but my edit query button is disabled always.

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