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Application.CreateReport Method (Access)

The CreateReport method creates a report and returns a Report object. For example, suppose you are building a custom wizard to create a sales report. You can use the CreateReport method in your wizard to create a new report based on a specified report template.

expression .CreateReport(Database, ReportTemplate)

expression A variable that represents an Application object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Database

Optional

Variant

The name of the database that contains the report template you want to use to create a report. If you want the current database, omit this argument. If you want to use an open library database, specify the library database with this argument.

ReportTemplate

Optional

Variant

The name of the report you want to use as a template to create a new report.

Return Value

Report

You can use the CreateReport method when designing a wizard that creates a new report.

The CreateReport method open a new, minimized report in report Design view.

If the name you use for the reporttemplate argument isn't valid, Visual Basic uses the report template specified by the Report Template setting on the Forms/Reports tab of the Options dialog box.

The following example creates a report in the current database by using the template specified by the Report Template setting on the Forms/Reports tab of the Options dialog box.

Sub NormalReport() 
 Dim rpt As Report 
 
 Set rpt = CreateReport ' Create minimized report. 
 DoCmd.Restore ' Restore report. 
End Sub

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