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ACC: Error Message Using OutputTo to Output a Report to Another Format

This article was previously published under Q226526
Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.

This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp).

When you use the OutputTo action or method to output a report to another format, you receive one of the following errors:
Run-time error '2024':

The report snapshot was not created because you do not have enough free disk space for temporary work files.
Run-time error '2302':

Microsoft Access can't save the output data to the file you've selected.
Run-time error '2282':

The formats that enable you to output data as a Microsoft Excel, rich-text format, MS-DOS text, or HTML file are missing from the Windows Registry.
You may receive one of the errors that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section if any one of the following is true of the OutputFile argument of the OutputTo action or method:
  • You did not specify a file name.

  • The file name that you supplied contains an invalid character (!@#$%^&*():;).

  • The path that you specify does not exist.
To work around this problem, do the following:
  • Modify the OutputFile argument of the OutputTo action or method to include a file name.
  • Make sure that the file name does not include any invalid characters.
  • Make sure that you are using the correct path.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

  1. Open the sample database Northwind.mdb.
  2. Create a new module and type the following procedure:
    Sub OutputSnapshot()   DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputReport, "Alphabetical List of Products", _    acFormatSNP, "C:\My Documents\", TrueEnd Sub						
    NOTE: This procedure assumes that you have a "My Documents" folder on the drive C.
  3. Press F5 to run the procedure.

    Note that you receive the first error listed in the "Symptoms" section.
For more information about the OutputTo action, click Microsoft Access Help on the Help menu, type OutputTo action in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
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Article ID: 226526 - Last Review: 09/17/2011 12:27:00 - Revision: 5.0

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