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Unexpected Error from External Database Driver (22)

Unexpected Error from External Database Driver (22)

Unexpected Error from External Database Driver (22)

This error has occurred to two people in our company when exporting the dynaset of an Access97 query to an Excel spreadsheet. One of these people has performed the export for over a year, then a month ago she began getting this error.
   All of our users have their own copy of Office97 on their workstations.
   Has anyone out there experience this error and know the cause?
   My thanks in advance for any help/advice offered.

RE: Unexpected Error from External Database Driver (22)

I would like to bump this (very old) thread up the list, as I am getting the same error and cannot find a solution elsewhere.

I am simply trying to export the results of a select query as an excel file using the following VB code:

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel97, "rtData_for_Not_Included_Spreadsheet", "C:\Tmp\Data for Not Included Spreadsheet.xls"

The Excel file is created in the required folder, but it is empty.

Hope someone can help....

RE: Unexpected Error from External Database Driver (22)

Well waddayaknow?! No sooner do I post, than I try something else that solves the problem!

I simply changed the filename of the export file to Spreadsheet.xls and it worked.

Not sure if it was just too long, or because of the spaces in the filename, but at least it works now.

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