Ok, this is nothing really new, however it does seem to be quite a common question, so for want of another better place to put it.
This code will run from a normal command button placed on an Access form
Hope it helps - I have found it useful.VB:Private Sub CmdOpenExcel_Click() 'WillR - opens the specified Spreadsheet Dim xlApp As Excel.Application Dim xlWB As Excel.Workbook Set xlApp = New Excel.Application With xlApp .Visible = True Set xlWB = .Workbooks.Open("R:\path\path2\path3\xlfilename.xls", , False) End With End Sub
NB: You will need to set a reference to the Excel Object Library in the Visual Basic Editor in MS Access.
To do this,
Open the Access VBE (ALT + F11)
Go to Tools|References
Check the box next to the relevant Excel Library (for example Microsoft Excel 9.0 Object Library if using Office 2000)
Last edited by Will Riley; May 25th, 2004 at 19:27.
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