Bit stuck here but bet it is really stupidly simple I have the following code to export a query into a spreadsheet which worked fine but after I added the path name which is in bold it no longer works.

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel97, "NME With Company Code", C:My DocumentsTDL Update(Format(Date, "mmmm")) & "'s TDL Information", True

what am i doing wrong what I am looking for it to export this to a specific folder in my documents.

Thanks in advance

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I have aproblem with the range of this thing. I think I have a wrong synthax or something.

I need to have the first 120 records of columns A and D
The first two lines aren't records but titles

So I had:
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Access tels me there is somthing wrong with the range, though it works in Excel :confused:

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