Solution: Error 2306: There are too many rows to output (Access to Excel using OutputTo)

Discussion in 'Microsoft Access' started by, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Guest

    I've joined the legions who've encountered this problem with the
    OutputTo method in Access:

    Run-time error 2306
    There are too many rows to output, based on the limitation
    specified by the output format or by Microsoft Access

    A lot of people seem to have encountered it. The reason is because
    OutputTo defaults to an old version of Excel which only allows 16K

    A lot of people also suggest using TransferSpreadsheet instead, but
    that caused me a lot more problems (putting a single quote in front of
    my text data)

    Intellisense for the command does not list what your options are for
    the FormatType, and the online Help doesn't mention it either, simply
    giving "acFormatXLS" as the only Excel option

    But there is a solution: use "acSpreadsheetTypeExcel9"

    E.g. DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputQuery, "My Query",
    acSpreadsheetTypeExcel9, "C:\Document\MyFile.xls", True

    BTW I'm using Microsoft Access 2003 SP2

    --John Hunter
    , Jul 2, 2007
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  2. Allen Browne Guest

    Thanks for posting the solution, John.

    Hopefully this will help someone who is searching on this issue.
    Allen Browne, Jul 3, 2007
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