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    Tenmakk is offline Advanced Beginner
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2010 32bit
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    Jun 2012

    Way to detect if Excel spreadsheet is open and to close it (always says "User-type not defined")?

    Hello. I'm a beginning/intermediate user, and I've managed to put together some code from what I've found online. I've tried doing this several ways, but it always seems to require that I use "Dim xlApp As Excel.Application". This causes a "User-type not defined" error. I'm trying do do this in my form's click event. I want the button-click to close the spreadsheet (the one created down the code in the same event) ---WITHOUT-- saving before anything else when the button is clicked. It would work if the spreadsheet was just cleared as well. Here is what is currently there:

    Private Sub Transfer_Click()
    Dim curPath As String
    curPath = CurrentProject.Path & "\OtusBug" & ".xlsx"
    DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdSaveRecord
    DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, 10, "tblOtusTemp", curPath, -1
    Application.FollowHyperlink curPath
    DoCmd.SetWarnings False
    DoCmd.RunSQL "delete * from tblOtusTemp"
    DoCmd.SetWarnings True
    End Sub

    Last edited by Tenmakk; 04-19-2016 at 06:02 PM. Reason: Realized it can't be saved and could be just cleared

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    ranman256 is offline VIP
    Windows Vista Access 2010 32bit
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    You may get that error if you don't have Excel loaded in the REFERENCES.
    in the VBE menu, tools, references.
    check mark Microsoft Excel.

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    Tenmakk is offline Advanced Beginner
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2010 32bit
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    Thanks. I can work with it now.

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