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Exporting and Winzip

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Anna has attended:
Access Intermediate course
Access VBA course
Finance for Non-Financial Managers course

Exporting and Winzip

FAO: Anthony Malone

As discussed in the training session, what would be the best way to export multiple tables to .txt and also zip them up?!



RE: Exporting and Winzip

Hi Anna, thanks for your query. You're in luck, someone has already written the code for this:


This uses the Shell command to launch an application from within VBA and a couple of command line parameters. You'll need to loop through the filenames you want to zip and add them to the archive. Have a look here if you encounter any error:


...particularly the use of the SLEEP command.

Hope this helps,


RE: Exporting and Winzip

Thanks Anthony!

I will try to get this working over the next week or so.

Best wishes,



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