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Multiple DoCmd.Outputto PDF crashes Access

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    jayintexas is offline Novice
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    Multiple DoCmd.Outputto PDF crashes Access

    I have some simple code that outputs a report to pdf around 300 times, but it crashes after about 160 iterations. I am using Office 365 ProPlus version 1708 on a Windows 10 64 bit machine. The code is below:

    DoCmd.OpenReport reportname:="XXX", view:=acViewReport, wherecondition:=sqlstr, OpenArgs:="Sample Text"
    For x = 1 to MaxClients
    DoCmd.OutputTo objecttype:=acOutputReport, outputformat:=acFormatPDF, outputfile:="Report Name-" & format(x,"000")


    Next

    Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Gicu is offline Competent Performer
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    It would be nice if you could post the entire subprocedure so we could get a bit of the context; also, maybe show the report_open event to see how you use the openargs.

    I use a different method to create PDFs: I define a public variable (lets say Public lngClientID as long), then I set a recordset that contains all the ClientIDs I want to include and loop in there making lngClientID =rst("ClientID") and docmd.outputto acOutputReport,"rptMyReport",acFormatPDF..... The report uses as recordsource a query that has a custom function that limits the records to just the current ID in the loop:

    Code:
    Public Function vcSelectedCliendID() as Long
    vcSelectedCliendID=lngClientID   'the public variable I change inside the loop
    End Function
    Cheers,
    Vlad

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    jayintexas is offline Novice
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    I may play around with that, but now the "why" is bugging me more than anything. The below errors out at the 254th iteration and gives me a 3014 error, no more tables can be opened. It is almost as though the openargs is causing a connection that is not closed with each docmd.

    Private Sub tester()
    Dim x As Integer

    DoCmd.OpenReport reportname:="zzzTest", view:=acViewReport, OpenArgs:=1
    For x = 1 To 500
    DoCmd.OutputTo objecttype:=acOutputReport, outputformat:=acFormatPDF, outputfile:="c:\temp\Test3-" & Format(x, "000")
    Next

    End Sub

    The report itself has the following on open:

    Private Sub Report_Open(Cancel As Integer)
    Dim Open_ID As Integer

    If IsNull(Me.OpenArgs) Then
    Open_ID = 1
    Else
    Open_ID = Me.OpenArgs
    End If
    Me.RecordSource = "Select * from Clients_Address Where [Clients_Address].[Inv No]=" & Open_ID
    End Sub

    I tested the same routine above on a blank report with fields and it ran fine.

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    Gicu is offline Competent Performer
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    Have a look at this related post https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...any-tables-ope

    The solution mentioned there is to do what I suggested in my initial reply (remove the docmd.openreport and use only docmd.outputto with a report based on a query that returns one record only).

    Cheers,
    Vlad

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    Ah - I can help with the error 3014 - no more tables can be opened - issue

    Click the link & download the AvailableConnections utility written by Ben Sacharich & originally posted here by moke123
    http://www.accessforums.net/showthre...622#post395622

    It will allow you to identify what is happening & hopefully solve it.
    Almost certainly connections aren't being closed after use

    Are you remembering to use code like this after a recordset has been used
    Code:
    rst.Close
    Set rst=Nothing
    Colin (Mendip Data Systems), Website, email

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    Colin, you've grown quite fond of that utility haven't you.

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    Hi moke
    It's very good for this kind of issue.
    The irony is I've never needed to use it in any of my own databases
    Colin (Mendip Data Systems), Website, email

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