How to convert a db to txt

In Forefront Server Security Administrator it's possible to make an export of the incidents.mdb (Access Database). This is working fine. However, I need to make a export on a regular basis so I would like to make a script of that.

What is the easiest way to convert.export an Access DB to a Text File?.
Can it be done by using VB-script, commandline or Powershell

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is anyone can help me to write a program in Microsoft Access to convert "test.txt" to a tab delimited file.
All fields must be trimmed of extra spaces.

file is attached below.

and then include a form to specify the input and output and a button to run the conversion.
Do not use Macros to perform the conversion (i.e. TransferText)

Info:
"test.txt" is a fixed width (811 byte) vertical bar delimited file


Check whether file name exists in Folder & mark Yes or No
Let us say, I have a table myTable with a single field, FileName , the values of which are unique.
Eg:
FileName
a.txt
b.txt

I have a folder, say myFolder, which contains these files. Some of the files are missing in this folder.
Existing Files in Folder
a.txt
b.txt
f.txt

Missing Files in Folder
c.txt
d.txt
e.txt

I want to run a query, which will give me the below results :

FileName Existing
a.txt Yes
b.txt Yes
c.txt No
d.txt No


MS Access a program to convert "test.txt" to a tab delimited file
A similar question has been asked on this forum. However, I need assistance from start to finish assume my knowledge of access is minimal, all information I can get will be helpful as I can put the pieces together by myself.
Here goes

Implement an application in MS Access to convert "test.txt" to a tab delimited file. All fields must be trimmed of extra spaces.
Add form to specify the input and output and a button to run the conversion.Do not use the TransferText function for this objective


Import txt files based on date
Here is the situation:

I want to import 3 recent txt files (based on date and time) to an access table. Each txt file is to be imported to it's table.

These txt files are located in a directory which is populated everyday with new txt files, hence the txt files keep changing.

A file is named as "Locations20120315.TXT" where 20120315 represents March 15, 2012.

How can I achieve this by click on a button


Creating txt file by usage of exe program
I need to find a way to read in my files.

There's a program .exe that reads c-code to convert binary data to normal data creating a txt file. Is there a way to call this from access and vba?

I've been doing some googling and some freestyling and came up with this:

Shell("C:\Users\SSS787\ReadLog_new\ReadLog.exe, &00000023.D03 \s > C:\Users\SSS787\ReadLog_new\slasken.txt")

Im trying to use the *.exe program and the file *.D03 to create the txt file.


Import from .CSV or .TXT
I am working on a project which for some task has to deal with a legacy application accepting input only in the form of .MAT (Microsoft Access Table) files. I haven't worked with MS Access in the past.

The code that I have written provides output in the form of a .CSV or .TXT (tab-delimited file) and this becomes input to the legacy application which needs input in the form of a .MAT file only. Is there a way to convert .CSV/.TXT file in .MAT format? In the longer run, I will have to perform this step for a few thousand iterations, so any pointers to sample scripts or documentation that could simplify this case (a simple .CSV/.TXT to .MAT conversion) would be of great


Batch import
I have a project that I am working on that is taking information off of a word doc (which I do by converting to txt and importing)

My supervisor, who knows I don't know crap about VB says that doing each doc is too much work and wants to batch the doc in the morning when he gets in.

Is there any way to write a program that will take all the doc files in a folder and convert them to txt files and then import them into a database


Batch import .txt
I'm looking for help here and this is the problem. I have thousands of .txt file. Each .txt contains data of one person and there're multiple records/rows of this person in the .txt. The .txt files are tab separate delimited. 1. How do I import these .txt files into tables in Access? I don't want to do > File > Import a thousand times. 2. My goal is to stack these .txt files into one huge file that contains everyone's data. This should be a simple query if I have the tables (imported from .txt) linked to the primary key. Again, I don't want to set the primary key in each table and I don't want to draw the relationship lines a thousand times. Is there a way to do it? Any thought would be appreciated. Many thanks, Helena


Importing TXT from non-Access export....can't read Layout
Would anyone be able to help me read and convert the attached file layout so that I can import the file into Access 2003. The file was exported from a non-Access database system. I have attached a very small extract of the TXT file if that helps


Import issue
I am working on a project which for some task has to deal with a legacy application accepting input only in the form of .MAT (Microsoft Access Table) files. I haven't worked with MS Access in the past.

The code that I have written provides output in the form of a .CSV or .TXT (tab-delimited file) and this becomes input to the legacy application which needs input in the form of a .MAT file only. Is there a way to convert .CSV/.TXT file in .MAT format? In the longer run, I will have to perform this step for a few thousand iterations, so any pointers to sample scripts or documentation that could simplify this case (a simple .CSV/.TXT to .MAT conversion) would be of great


Txt File Importing Question...
I use a madule to import multiple txt files. Is there a way to import a file and at the same time extract part of the file name to populate a column?

All the files I'm working with have the following format:
FileNameMM-DD-YY.txt
ex.
XYZ07-19-10.txt
XYZ07-20-10.txt
XYZ07-21-10.txt

When importing them is there a way to extract the date portion and have it populate a date column within the table? Unfortunately the file lacks the date in the data itself


How to convert a db to txt
In Forefront Server Security Administrator it's possible to make an export of the incidents.mdb (Access Database). This is working fine. However, I need to make a export on a regular basis so I would like to make a script of that.

What is the easiest way to convert.export an Access DB to a Text File?. Can it be done by using VB-script, commandline or Powershell?


Importing dynamically named files
Hunted around, but cannot seem to figure this out. What I am trying to do is take a dynamically named file and save it as a standard filename. for instance in a folder we have the following

C:\
elements_201106.txt
elements_201107.txt
elements_201108.txt

These correspond to monthly data dumps.

In access, I would love to have in my code an ability to read the prior months file (so in August 2011 I would grab elements_201107.txt) and rename it to just elements.txt

It should always look to the prior month, so in august, I would be looking at Julys file. I have played with the DoCmd.TransferText but not sure if that is right. Can anyone give me a snippet to play with


Importing .txt data
Can someone tell me how I can work out if the .txt is delimited and what the delimiter options I need to select? I've 3 million lines of text to import in the attached format and it's driving me mental. Also, can I create new tables from this single .txt file by selecting only certain headers


Importing data from a .txt file
I receive a .txt file daily and want to import the information into a table. My problem is that the currency values in the .txt file do not contain a decimal. For instance $7.12 will come in showing as 712. How do I get Access to recognize it with the decimal?


Have access rename a .txt file and move it
Afternoon!

I currently have a database that creates a .txt file which contains information from one of my tables.

I need access, after it has written the file, to rename if from a .txt file to a .xml

I have already looked at exporting as an .xml but the xml file does not come out right and only work as I am doing presently.

Is there any way I can get access to change the .txt to .xml


Transfer text
I'm currently running a macro to import and export files based on a filename that will not change proceeded by todays date dot txt. ex: johndoe101607.txt. is it possible to create the macro so that it will grab johndoe(today's date).txt? if so, how do I set it to do that


Access Database - Connect to External Hardware
I have an existing Access database application that I have been asked whether I could connect, via USB, to an external security system from which to read and store data.

At this stage pretty much all I know is that there is a DLL file that will create .TXT files that my database would then be able to read and convert into usable data.

Has anyone any experience or knowledge in this area?

e.g. VB code to pass commands to the external hardware (using/via the DLL perhaps) and calling/creating the required TXT files


resetting a txt box contents after error
I have a txt box which is a required field, I have a dlookup to check if this data has already been entered, if not it continues on if it has the focus is reset to that txt box, but theentered data is still able to be seen, is there a way of removing this data so the txt box is clear, I cannot use null or "" because it comes back an error as this is a required field andcannot be null or empty.


rename text file
I want to rename a text file after I have uploaded it to my database, adding a date variable.

In other words, the file C:\myfile.txt needs to be renamed C:\myfile_mmyyy.txt .

is there a way to write a quickie module that will do this, that I can add to my macro that imports the C:\myfile.txt into the db and does whatever it needs to do