port: View- and DataMode, FilterName, WhereCondition, OpenArgs. acViewReport shows you the data, acViewPreview the print preview. Learn how to open a report in design view, normal view or print view in VB. Read about DoCmd OpenReport syntax, option and example tutorial here! Contact. The odd thing is, that apparently there’s no way to simply view the report without immediately printing it:). I tried the code port.

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The default value acWindowNormal shows the report as normally done in Access. All of these do work.

Taking all docmdopenreport into account, our procedure to export a filtered report to PDF could look like this:. Matching the above order: This code is already sufficient: Always close the hidden report after the PDF file was saved. Remarks You can use the OpenReport method to open a report in Design view or Print Preview, or to print the report immediately. You open the report using DoCmd.

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I’m pretty sure DoCmd. With acDialog your calling code should not continue until the report is closed. Print Report Using Vba. These properties concern the way data are presented, possible filters, how it can be used to enter of edit data etcetera.

DoCmd.OpenReport method (Access)

So, here we are. I have modified to! FilterName Optional Variant A string expression that’s the valid name of a query in the current database. To prevent the report appearing on the screen in preview, you use the WindowMode acHiddento open the report invisible to the user.


OutputTothe OutputTo prijt will open the report and export it.

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Read about this change in our blog post. Build the SQL for the report at runtime and assign it to the report. So, it docmd.opwnreport to be a problem to export a report that displays different data sets depending on user input or other factors.

PrintOut is a non-GUI operation and you can specify a few basic printer settings with the arguments, or more complete control through the report’s Printer object if need be. If the report you are exporting is closed when you invoke DoCmd. A string expression that’s the valid name of a report in the current database. You can use the OpenReport method to open a report in Design view or Print Preview, or to print the docmr.openreport immediately.

A AcWindowMode constant that specifies the mode in which the form opens. The maximum length of the WhereCondition argument is 32, characters unlike the Where Condition action argument in the Macro window, whose maximum length is characters.

Different ways to open an access report using DoCmd.OpenReport

Create different reports with the criteria built in Create a parameter query referencing form fields or global functions as record source for the report. It requires additional functions or a form and is rather inflexible. Luckily there is a very simple solution to the problem that is just not so obvious. I already try this on my pc. Anyway, if that syntax Alan gave doesn’t happen to work I can look up my reporting module and see how I was handling it for sure.


To open a report and restrict its records to those specified by the value of a control on a form, use the following expression:. It requires to create multiple very similar objects reports. Considering this, it is very simple to solve the problem with exporting dynamically filtered reports.

You may also leave feedback directly on GitHub. Sign in to give feedback. Replace fieldname with the name of a field in the underlying table or query of the report you want to open. After opening the report in preview view, it will stay open, albeit invisible, until you explicitly close it.

Taking all this into account, our procedure to export a filtered report to PDF could look like this: IIRC, domd.openreport lets you select the report you want to print, and will print the open instance of it can you SelectObject on a hidden object?

However, if the report you want to export is open already in preview acViewPreview when you invoke OutputTothe DoCmd. In a real-world implementation, based on this sample, you can pass in all 3 variables as arguments into the ptint and thus create a simple and flexible ExportToPDF routine for your Access application.

A AcView constant that specifies the view in which the report will open. The view in which the report will open.