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Hands-On Microsoft Access: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Access Skills by Bob Schneider

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Move Access Data to Excel

Many Microsoft Office users prefer working in Excel instead of Access. Sometimes the reasons are excellent (for example, calculations are often more easily and robustly performed in Excel). Sometimes the reasons are less admirable (users don't want to learn Access).

Regardless, if your boss or client wants to see data in Excel, you'll want to deliver it in XLS format.

Copy and Paste

A plain old copy-and-paste inserts field names in the first Excel row and shows the data in each cell. Try the following example.

1.
Open the tblCustomers table and select the first four records.
2.
Right-click and choose Copy.
3.
Open Excel. In a new blank workbook, choose Edit, Paste. Excel pastes the records and includes the field names ...

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