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By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   9 months ago

Exporting Tables or Queries as Text from Access

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In this Microsoft Access tutorial, I'm going to teach you how to export data from a table or query as a text file. This is the most portable solution and it's best if you don't know what kind of software the other person has. They may have Microsoft Access, but they might only have Excel, a text editor, or even just email. Text is the most versatile option. I'm going to present a non-VBA solution first for the non-programmers, and then I'll introduce a slightly more advanced option that requires one line of VBA code using the RunSavedImportExport command. This gives you a one-click solution. We'll also learn how to deal with the "run-time error 3625" problem.

Kimberly from Seattle, Washington (a Platinum Member): Is there a way I can quickly export my customer list to send it to my sales reps? Not all of them have Access. Some of them use Excel, but others don't even have that - just email. That's why I think text is safest and easiest for everyone. Now I need to do this multiple times a day, so is there a way to do it with just one click? Also, I don't want to give them all of my information; I need to keep out some of the sensitive financial data.


Members will learn a slightly more advanced VBA method with the TransferText command. This approach provides more options, such as enabling you to change the table or query in use at runtime. You can also specify a filename.

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