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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FilterName refers to a query in the current database.

With acDialog your calling code should not continue until the report is closed. So, it seems to be a problem to export a report that displays different data sets depending on user input or other factors.

Message will auto close in 2 seconds. Different ways to open an access report using DoCmd. Hello This prints with out the calculated values. Build the SQL for the report at runtime and docjd.openreport it to the report.

I already try this on my pc.

How to Output a dynamically filtered Access report to PDF

The obvious workarounds that come to mind are usually one of the following: You may also leave feedback directly on GitHub. Remarks You can use the OpenReport method to open a report in Design view or Print Preview, or to print the report immediately. Search this forum only? A powerful way to change from the design-time default behaviour is using the DocDmd. Hmm, I just checked help, and it says PrintOut prints the “active object” On that case, my thinking that it would be any better than acCmdPrint with regards to selecting an active object probably doesn’t hold much ground!


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Luckily there is a very simple solution to the problem that is just not so obvious. Is there a way of sending it direct to the printer? Close acReportreportNameacSaveNo End Sub In a real-world implementation, based on this sample, you can pass in all 3 variables as arguments docmd.openreprt the function and thus create a simple and flexible ExportToPDF routine for your Access application. It requires additional functions or a form and is rather inflexible.

OutputTo -Method does not support to supply any criteria to the report the filter the data.

Matching the above order: This code is already sufficient: A AcWindowMode constant that specifies the mode in which the form opens. Create different reports with the criteria built in Create a parameter query referencing form fields or global functions as record source for the report. You open the report using DoCmd.

RunCommand acCmdPrint This print the home form not the report!. If you execute Docmd.openrepprt Basic code containing the OpenReport method in a library database, Microsoft Access looks for the report with this name, first in the library database, then in the current database. There is only one thing that you must not forget to take care of. You can use the OpenReport method to open a report in Design view or Print Preview, or to print the report immediately.


OpenReport A report has many properties that determine its behaviour.

The default value acWindowNormal shows the report as normally done in Access. When you design your report, that docmd.o;enreport the time you will decide on the defaults for your report.

Other than the DoCmd. A string expression that’s the valid name of a report 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. See our privacy policy for further details. An elegant, yet very easy to implement, solution and it requires only 2 additional lines of code. An example of how to do that can be found here.

Replace formname and controlname on fo with the name of the form docmd.opemreport the control on the form that contains the value you want records in the report to match. The view in which the report will open.