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Open an Excel spreadsheet from Access (User defined type not defined error)

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    Open an Excel spreadsheet from Access (User defined type not defined error)

    Greetings,

    I have been trying to open and manipulate an Excel spreadsheet from within Access. The purpose is to share a pivot table from a query with other people. I have researched the command to open the spreadsheet and have found at least a dozen references that are essentialy the same:

    Code:
    Private Sub OpenExcel()
    
    Dim xlTmp As Excel.Application
    Set xlTmp = New Excel.Application
    xlTmp.Workbooks.Open "C:\Excel1.xls"
    xlTmp.Visible = True
    
    End Sub
    When I compile I get the following error: Compile error: User-defined type not defined

    It is the first line (Dim xlTmp As Excel.Application) that is not compiling. Sometimes "As Excel.Application" is highlighted, sometimes "xlTmp As Excel.Application" is highlighted. I have actually cut and paste exact code from at least five examples. So, it seems to me that the command must be correct, but I am missing something else. Is there perhaps an Add-in I am missing or an option I need to select?



    BTW, Office 2010

    Thank you in advance.

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    To use that method, you have to add the Excel reference in Tools/References.
    Paul (wino moderator)
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    Thank you.....I should ahve caught that......

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    No problem.
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