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Can VBA automatically copy a row in Excel and then close it?

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    bburton12@comcast.net is offline Novice
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    Can VBA automatically copy a row in Excel and then close it?

    What I'm trying to do is copy a row from an Access table and paste it into Google Sheets.


    What I would normally have to do is manually enter information into each cell in Google Sheets.


    I was able to create an access program using mostly VBA and forms that would allow me to enter the information into textboxes on my form. Then I would click a button and it would output that information into a row in Microsoft Excel with specific formatting. Then I would copy the row in Excel and paste it into Google Sheets.


    My program does work and saves a lot of time, but I'd like to make it more efficient if possible. As long as Access is running, is there a way for it to copy the Excel row and close it automatically so I don't have to manually select the row, copy it, and then close Excel? Then, when I click the button, the only thing I would manually need to do is paste into the Google Sheet. I would need to keep the formatting from excel. This would be much for convenient than having to do the copy and pasting and closing Excel myself since I have to this often.

    Also, I'm using Access 2016.

    Thanks,
    Brad

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    VBA can certainly select row, copy, paste, and close Excel.

    This question that needs answer is: Can the clipboard retain the Excel row data if Excel is closed?

    Do a test with code that selects and copies then closes that Excel workbook. Are you still able to paste the row from clipboard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by June7 View Post
    VBA can certainly select row, copy, paste, and close Excel.

    This question that needs answer is: Can the clipboard retain the Excel row data if Excel is closed?

    Do a test with code that selects and copies then closes that Excel workbook. Are you still able to paste the row from clipboard?

    OK. It works. It did stay on the clipboard after copying the row. Thanks for breaking it down.

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