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Looking for an easy way to test to see if excel spreadsheet exists

Looking for an easy way to test to see if excel spreadsheet exists

Looking for an easy way to test to see if excel spreadsheet exists

(OP)
Is there an easy way to test to see if an excel spreadsheet exists to avoid the
error message that happens when trying to open a spreadsheet for export when it doesn't exists?

The idea is to create a new spreadsheet if one doesn't already exist

Thanks

RE: Looking for an easy way to test to see if excel spreadsheet exists

How about somethine like

CODE

dim fso, spreadsheet
spreadsheet = "C:\users\x\documents\yyy.xlsx"
set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
if (fso.FileExists(spreadsheet) Then
  WScript.Echo("File exists!")
else
  WScript.Echo("create spreadsheet")
  ...
end if
' Do something with the spreadsheet 

RE: Looking for an easy way to test to see if excel spreadsheet exists

(OP)
Thanks xwb

I took what you suggested and applied the variables that I was already using but not sure if I messed something up
as I am getting a Run-time error '438' Object doesn't support this property or method error on the highlighted line below

Here is what my variables and code looks like as my interpretation of what you are suggesting:

CODE -->

Set objXL = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
    Set db = CurrentDb
    If objXL.FileExists(Out_File) Then
            Set objWkb = .Workbooks.Open(Out_File)
         Else
            Set objWkb = .Workbooks.Add
            With objWkb
             .SaveAs Out_File, 51
            End With
         End If 

What sis I do wrong?

thanks

RE: Looking for an easy way to test to see if excel spreadsheet exists

FileExists is not an Excel VBA object. It is a File System method, as previously pointed out by xwb

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