Access error message is vague

I get the following error in Access when trying to export an excel file "The specification XML failed to validate against the schema.There is an error in the following line of the XML document: A semi colon character was expected"

What does this mean?


What's shown as "the following line of the XML document". Odd are it contains an encoding of some special character (like & for ampersand, < for less than sign and so on) that's missing the terminating semi colon.

Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP

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Last updated July 30, 2020 Views 8,359 Applies to: