Exporting to Excel from an Access Database
There are several ways you can export your data from Access into Excel.
- Right-click on a table and choose “Export”. You have various options from there to export your data.
2. When the table is open, click on the corner of the table to select everything (or select individual rows if you want). Then CTRL+C to copy. Open Excel and in a new tab, click on a cell and then CTRL+V to paste
3. Click on the table you want to export and the select “Excel” from the “External Data” tab.
4. You can code this in VBA as well
Docmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml, "tableName", "filepath\filename.xlsx", True
- ‘acExport’ means we want to export the data
- ‘acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml’ is the format we will export to (eg Excel)
- “tableName” needs to be the name of the table you want to export
- “filepath\filename.xlsx” is where you want to export and the name of the file you want to create
- “True” tells the export to include the fieldnames as a header row (“False” will exclude them)
Find out more about our Access Database Consultants
Many databases start out as a list in a word-processing program or Excel spreadsheet but as the list grows bigger, inconsistencies and errors appear, the data becomes harder to derive any meaning from and there are limited ways to search for and review subsets of data.
At Xlteq we design and build customised, scalable and low-cost solutions using Microsoft Access, which are designed to grow, flex and evolve as your data grows.
Microsoft Access is a versatile tool for working with sets of data, whether that is a sales order processing system, a CRM tool, or a project tracking and reporting system. Unlike many other data solutions, it is capable of change as and when required by your business. Access, when used in conjunction with Excel, can become a powerful management reporting tool to enhance your business decision making.
Access Databases can manage several different file formats and can import or link directly to data stored in other applications and databases including Excel and SQL Server.
Typical applications for MS Access are:
Sales tracking tool
Facilities management tracking
Change program management
Order processing tools
Our Access consultants create databases that are fully customisable to your business needs, meaning that repetitive import routines or monthly reporting cycles are handled in a consistent manner.
Access Development Projects
A leading European Private Equity Practice came to Xlteq to design and build a bespoke CRM tool to manage and track their investment managers, their clients, and investment opportunities.
Bristol based specialist waste paper brokerage and waste management consultancy came to Xlteq to review and enhance an existing order tacking tool built in Microsoft Access.
Kent based bespoke background screening company asked Xlteq to automate the collection and upload of data necessary for regulatory background checks via an external agency online portal.