Save file prompt
I am building a button to export reports to an excel spreadsheet. I know how to use the OutputTo with variables to save a file to a specific place.
DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, stDocName, acFormatXLS, stDocPath, False
But they want the ability to specify the directory location, kind of like when you do a file save as and then select where you want the file to go.
Other than putting a prompt in for them to type in the path/file name, what other options would allow them to specify the location and name of the file?
Saving & Overwriting existing Excel files
I am using a macro to run and save queries into existing Excel files. I get a prompt for every file, there are nine, asking if I want to overwite the existing file and I am asked to answer yes or know.
I have had a look at similar threads around this and tried using Setwarning to off as the first line of the macro. This worked OK for all of the delete query messages which stopped, but the overwrite message prompt still appears. I even tried putting the Setwarning before every Outputto line, but this didn't work either.
Is it possible to stop the save as prompts using Macro commands
I have created a Database form which has more than 25 fields (some of which are combo boxes), there are about 1000+ rows.
On selection of a particular client (via Combo box) records are filled in the respective fields (it reads the row information).
Some of the Combo boxes are Distinct.
Currently, if the user selects anything in the Combo box/fields it get updated/saves the information in the master table.
I don't want a save button on the Form - Is it possible to create a prompt which has a save/cancel/undo button - the prompt checks for any changes done on the form that would include anyfield and Combo boxes - the prompt would occur only after the user select another client - the prompt would not occur if no changes are done.
Access Does Not Prompt to Save Changes in Design View
Does anyone know why Access 2003 does not prompt me to save changes made in design view. It automatically saves the changes. I looked everyone on the internet and I can't find a resolution to this headache.
I exported the db with the TransferSpreadsheet method, seems like I have to specify the file path when writing the code.
Is there a way that the user can be prompt to choose the file path where to save the file
Opening command prompt and running app with parameters/options
I need to setup our system so it exports a file, and then encrypts it using a specific software.
I got the file exporting, and I can open the command prompt but it doesn't run the supplied information. I've googled around and pieced this bit of code together. Any suggestions would be great.
(By the way, just typing into the command prompt works fine)
About places to save files
You can save the file you're working on, whether it's new or has been saved before, and you can also save a copy of the file with a different name or in a different location. You can save any file as a Single File Web Page (MHTML) so that it can be viewed and used on the Internet.
Save a file
How to: Save a copy of a file, Save a file to another format, Save files automatically while working, Speed up saving a file.
Troubleshoot saving files
When I save a file, it is saved with an additional file name extension. When I try to save changes to a file, I get a message saying the file is read-only. The file I saved contains two periods in the file name. I entered my username and password but I still can't access a network drive. When I save a file, I get a message saying there is insufficient disk space or memory.
Prompt for changes to be saved in Access
Access 2003/XP/2000/97 automatically saves changes to the database when entering information on a form. How can I prompt a user to save changes like in other applications?
Report does NOT open on BUTTON CLICK
I have a button on my form, when user clicks it, it will run
instead of the report popping up, a box appears showing "now printing" and a save prompt opens asking where I want to save the file
prompt before moving to next record, if no dont move, if yes then save and move
I want to prompt users before they are allowed to go to the next existing record, search for a record, or create a new record. I display the records on a form. The form just opens to the 1st record in the table.
" If they answer yes then save the data for the record they are currently on and allow them to go to another record, either the next , new record, or search. then it stays on that current record.
Export into Excel without saving first?
I have a report that has an Excel and PDF icons and when they are clicked, gives users a prompt to save either in Excel or PDF format.
My question is.would be it possible to override the saving part? Can you export it into Excel first then save? Users just wanna view the file in Excel without having to save the report first.
Is it possible? Can it be done using a macro of some sort
Saving reports in Word on specified paths
I m new to this and have scoured this forum with no avail. I have a report that a user can generate, showing all of the files he's read and the dates he read them, which works perfectly. I want to create a macro that will output to the report to an .rtf file, save the file, and then open the file in Word. Problem is, that I want it to save it on a path to a common folder and have Access save it in that folder as a new file using the primary key (which is the last four of the user's ssn, or can be their last name) as the name of the file. That way each time they update the information and save the report, it will overwrite the previously generated save file, yet it will be stored in the folder under their name/ or last fouras well.
So far, I can get it to save and open the file, but using the macro I can only save each form under one single path and filename (under the "Output File" string
save query as csv file to changing location
I have written an Access macro that will take a query I have and save it as a .csv file. The problem is that (using the TransferText command) I have to specify the file name and location tosave it in advance, as part of the TrasnferText command.
Is there a way to do this so that the Save As window opens, or something like that so that the user can specify where and what name to save the .
Write record only when you click save
I have got a form for entering purchase orders, but I only want it to save the record if you click a save button. It would also be good to have a cancel button and, when closing the form if it isn't saved, a prompt to save or cancel the record.
I have seen a couple of posts about this but no clear answers
Ask before committing changes?
I'm not sure if this one is even possible due to the nature of how Access works.
What I have been requested to add is a dialog box that will pop up and ask the user if they are certain that they would like to save the changes they have made to their form before moving away from it.
I suppose this might have to be done with a "Save" button on the form? If so, what would happen if they tried to navigate away from the record after making changes but hadn't hit the save button, would that data be lost or would there be a way to prompt the user to save before leaving?
Prompt a user in a Macro
I have set up a Macro that automates the file import process for my users. As part of this Macro, it deletes the old file and replaces it with the new imported file. I would like to set something up that warns them before proceeding, such as "Clicking 'Yes' will delete the existing file." I have been able to set up this warning but am unable to figure out how to prompt the user to select 'Yes' or 'No'. Is there a way to do this in a Macro?
Prompt the user to update the date fiel
I have an append query that needs to prompt the user for a date to update the date in the target file. What expression can I use to show a date prompt and then use it to update?
Import .txt tab delimited file
I am struggling to write a code that allows me to import a text file that is tab delimited into a MS Access table.
Basically I don't want to use the "saved import" option and run through a macro because the location of the file is going to constantly change.
The code will be run through a form button on-click command, then it will prompt to locate the file with a similar window to that of a "open" or "save as". Once the text file has been selected, it was delete the data currently in "tblImport" and then append the data from the selected tab delimited text file. Also, the text file has field headings.