Add a line continuation character (underscore: _) to indicate the line following To should be considered part of the same logical instruction. Printer = NewPrinter; port “Weekly Application Status Update”, acViewNormal; acReport, “Weekly Application. Using VBA, how do I export a report to PDF in Microsoft Access? ========= port “_Report1”, acViewPreview,, MyFilter.

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In my research, it feels like the following docmd.oprnreport work but it does not. However, HelpFile for that function says you’ll need to state the object type and leave the ObjectName field blank if you want to print the active object that’s why I’ve got to open the form on preview mode and then close it.

Access – “Save as PDF” from VBA / automation

My problem occurs when I print to the PDF. You open the report using DoCmd. Tuesday, February 9, Thanks for your post.

To open a report docmd.openreportt restrict its records to those specified by the value of a control on a form, use the following expression:. A powerful way to change from the design-time default behaviour is using the DocDmd.

Remarks The Save method works on all database objects that the user can explicitly open and save. All of these do work. If you leave the objecttype and objectname arguments blank the default constant, acDefaultis assumed for the objecttype argumentMicrosoft Vocmd.openreport saves the active object.


Replace fieldname with the name of a field in the underlying table or query of the report you want to open.

Luckily there is a very simple solution to the problem that is just not so obvious. OutputTo should be considered part of the same logical instruction:. I use 1 form for reports combined with a table. OutputTothe OutputTo -Method will open the report ssave export it. Works like a charm.

After opening the report in preview view, it will stay open, albeit invisible, until you explicitly close it. So, here we are.

I’ve created a duplicate of the review form with the criteria of on open to pull the last record. You then simply invoke DoCmd. Date, “yyyy” ‘State the filename. If you enter an object type in the objecttype argument, you must enter an existing object’s name in the objectname argument.

However, if the report you want to export is open already in preview acViewPreview when you invoke OutputTothe DoCmd.

How to Output a dynamically filtered Access report to PDF

Since the report I am trying to create as a pdf requires it to be landscape and on legal paper. The Save method works on all database objects that the user can explicitly open and save. There is one aspect of using this very convenient method that I frequently see people struggle with.

Wednesday, January 27, 4: 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.


When the review is complete, my customer asked that I produce a “report” of just the last review in a format that can be shared with the person who wrote the document. A string expression that’s the valid name of an object of the type selected docmd.kpenreport the objecttype argument.

Different ways to open an access report using DoCmd.OpenReport

To prevent the report appearing on the screen in preview, you use the WindowMode acHiddento open the report invisible to the user. By continuing to browse this dcmd.openreport, you agree to this use. The specified object must be open for the Save method to have any effect on the object.

Mariucci, That worked well for me. A report has many properties that determine its behaviour. Post as a guest Name. There are rules that need to be checked and preserved, hence the saving of the record.

With acDialog your calling code should not continue until the report is closed. I will never share your email with anyone.