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    Opening excel file through access via combobox selection

    Good afternoon!

    I have a combobox that has a set of values, for simplicity's sake we'll say the values are Test1,Test2,Test3, etc. For each of these values I have a query set to retrieve information pertaining to only that item from my database. I then made a macro exactly like the following for each entry in the combobox to export the information to excel.:

    Action Arguments
    TransferSpreadsheet Export, Excel Workbook, Qry Retrieve Test1 Data, G:\Access MG Exports\Test1.xlsx, No,
    MsgBox Test1 is now updated on the G drive under "Access MG Exports"., Yes, Information, Update complete!

    So this macro takes the data and exports it to an .xlsx file on my computer's G drive, and to run the macro I simply have a button that will start the macro that is tied to the chosen value in the combobox .

    Private Sub Command54_Click()
    DoCmd.RunMacro Me.MyCombo3.Column(1)
    End Sub
    What I am trying to do now is after the macro generates the file have it automatically open in excel. I have found some vba code that I am able to assign to a separate button, however I must specify in the code which file it will open:

    Private Sub Command63_Click()
    Dim appExcel As Excel.Application
     Dim myWorkbook As Excel.Workbook
      Set appExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
        Set myWorkbook = appExcel.Workbooks.Open("G:\Access MG Exports\Test1.xlsx")
        appExcel.Visible = True
        Set appExcel = Nothing
        Set myWorkbook = Nothing
    End Sub
    Is there a way I can modify this code to open the excel file pertaining to the value chosen in the combobox?


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    Concatenate variables. Reference to control on form is a variable.

    Set myWorkbook = appExcel.Workbooks.Open("G:\Access MG Exports\" & Me.MyCombo3.Column(1) & ".xlsx")
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