importing dbf to accdr file
Linking an access table to a DBF file
I have an access table which is empty, I need to link it to a DBF file which contains the data that should be in the table. The reason why I need to link is because the DBF file is updated every week and so I would want my table to be updated too. And the reason why I need the table is because I need to calculate a field which I need to join to in aquery - which I cannot do if I directly link the query to the DBF file - hence I am building this table as a interface between the query and DBF file which will calculate the field I need in the query.
How to work with .dbf file created by GIS
Trying to get some information from a .dbf file that comes from GIS I tried several things and came up blank, does anyone have any experience with this? I tried opening up this file with access and it says "The Microsoft Access database engine could not find the object 'CABZ_Lines.dbf'." so GIS uses a different format. I can open it in excel, not sure if that helps in any way
Create link table to .dbf that contains memo feald
I'm trying to link to .dbf table and I get "External table is not in the expected format.".
Original .dbf table designer says it's because it contains memo field that contains text.
I can't change/redesign table because its part of application that uses it as it is.
Importing table (to access or excel) works but particular field stays empty. Importing is also unacceptable because I need access to fresh data, all doe I have another purpose for it also.
Can this be helped?
At this point I'd be grateful if I could link it with memo field empted (like with import),
but it would be great if its data would be accessible to
Microsoft Office Access database engine could not find...
I've been using Lotus Approach and am trying to migrate to Access 2007. My primary database in Approach has two dbf tables. In Access I went to external data, and with no effort linked to one of them (I want links so I can use both Access and Approach).
When I try to do the exact same thing with the other dbf, I get a message that says "the Microsoft Office Access database engine could not find the object CDCompTitle.dbf" and to make sure it exists and is spelled correctly.
Since I clicked the browse button to get there it IS there and IS spelledcorrectly.
I've been searching online for a few days with no results. Several responses to others with this problem said the dbf file is corrupted. I took my dbf (which works with no problem in Approach) and exported to a new file and got the same results on the new file.
Visual Foxpro database Disappeared from ODBC
I am having a strange problem with one of my Access application.I have been using this application without any hurdles till last month.However last month I used the "compact and repair"option since I got an "Invalid Argument" pop up while importing a dbf file.Well the problem goes below;
After doing the compact and repair,the option "Visual foxpro database" which previously used to appear in the Machine Data tab vanished!I use this option for importing a dbf file (largesize) to access.The option is like
Open Access-> go to tables->Click New->Imort Table->ODBC Databases(Files of type)->Machine Data Source
Now the option "Visual foxpro database" is not appearing in the Machine Data Source tab without which I will not be able to import the dbf
I work in a Citrix environment and the access application is accessible only via that.The access version is Access 2000
My onsite counterpart tried to restore the access application to some oldest working version.In the morning when I tried to import the option "Visual Foxpro Database" was there.However wheni tried the same thing in the evening to the same application,that option disappeared.Strange!
I don't know how to import a dbf alternatively.
dbase dbf to excel to accdb then back to dbf
I am having quite an issue here, I have a dbf file which I opened and edited in excel (to shortcut editing by adding formulas) saved it and imported it to a table in MS Access 2010, when I export it back to dbf (dbaseI) it gives me an error "Field will not fit in record".
I have read that it has something to do with the length of the field so I edited field length from 255 down to 100. Still I am having the same error. What can I do with this?
the Microsoft Office Access database engine could not find...
I've been using Lotus Approach and am trying to migrate to Access 2007. My primary database in Approach has two dbf tables. In Access I went to external data, and with no effort linked to one of them (I want links so I can use both Access and Approach). When I try to do the exact same thing with the other dbf, I get a message that says "the Microsoft Office Access database engine could not find the object CDCompTitle.dbf" and to make sure it exists and is spelled correctly. Since I clicked the browse button to get there it IS there and IS spelled correctly.
I've been searching online for a few days with no results. Several responses to others with this problem said the dbf file is corrupted. I took my dbf (which works with no problem in Approach) and exported to a new file and got the same results on the new file. Other suggestions were about the Jet Engine, updates, etc. but I have SP 2 for Office 2007 and I think that's the latest
Possible to Convert .DBF to .MDB ?
I'm transfering my Phone Contacts from my old phone to my new phone. The contacts exported as a .DBF file, and my new phone will only handle .MDB files.
I can import that .DBF file into Access just fine, but cannot figure out how to export (or "Save As"?) a .MDB. I've seen posts online involving "Tables" but I can barely navigate Access and no idea what 90% of all those buttons do.
Connect Foxpro table in access
I'm trying to connect Foxpro table ( .dbf) into Access as a link table.
I've done it many times before but this time it doesn't seem to work , and I don't know why.
You will see on the first printscreen of the attachment, When I configure my connection, I choose the directory of the table and I see all of them including dp.dbf and dpadd.dbf. Then when I click OK twice and now I see the screen to actually link my table (2nd printscreen). The tables dp.dbf and dpadd.dbf do not show anymore.
I'm using access 2007 but I tried it with access 2003 and 2000
Foxpro driver used is VFPODBC.msi. All the dbf seems to be the same
Export 2007 QRY to DBF
I have a query in Access 2007. In 2003 I was able to use this code to export the query results into a DBF.
Private Sub Command61_Click()
Dim access As access.Application
Set access = CurrentProject.Application
access.DoCmd.OpenQuery "MASTER DBF QUERY"
access.DoCmd.TransferDatabase acExport, "dBASE IV", "c:\", acTable, "MASTER DBF QUERY", "MASTER.DBF"
DoCmd.Close acQuery, "MASTER DBF QUERY"
Now in 2007 it no longer works. Does anyone have
Import multiple Text files with a Macro
I have hundreds of text files (CSV) that I need to import into Access and export as dbf files. I can do it one at a time, but it's painstakingly slow. I can concatenate all the files into one text file before import, but when I do that I lose the ability to tell what value is associated with what original file (which is important. think of the file names as dates and the data is XYZ positions).
What I would like to do is write a macro that imports all the text files in a directory into separate tables, and exports each as a dbf, preserving the original filenames. Or, imports all the texts files into one table, but adds the attribution of the original file name to each record (so I can query by file name later
Crete unique number
I have a dbf file that I am bring into Access. Its a GIS file so I cannot change field types, add fields while in Access but I can change the field values.
I create a new field in the GIS product (long INteger)
Now I want to open the dbf file in Access and create unique values in that field.
Say start with the first one give it a 1, move to the next and add 1, and so forth.
I assume maybe a loop of some sort with a SQL update or soemthing
Sub grouping convert to flat file
I'm trying to process an Excel file that contains sub groupings/outlines in the data.
I would like to convert this to a flat file for import and further processing into an Access database. Is it possible to do this without writing custom VBA code? I've tried exporting the data but the sub headers end up as data rows.
I've also tried exporting as XML, DBF etc and re-importing into Access but that doesn't work either.
The reason the Excel file has groupings in the first place is because the third party product we're using only exports in that format.
Importing a text file
I'm trying to import a text file which has 232050 records and 80 fields. I selected the - fixed width option while importing. After the importing was complete, there are only 5 fields populated. I'm not sure where I might be going wrong but I am following all the steps for importing a text file
Problem linking dbf files to Access 2010
I'm using Windows 7 Professional (32bit) and the Beta version of Access 2010.
I have some Access 97 databases that include linked tables to dbf files. When trying to open the linked table I get the error message "Could not find installable ISAM". When Itry to link a new dbf file I get the message "External table is not in the expected format", regardless of whether I choose dbase 3, 4 or 5 as the file type.
I have also converted the Access files to the 2007 format and the conversion errors table has the description of "Microsoft Access was unable to refresh the linked table 'ACCOUNT' in database 'C:\Program Files\VISION\HOME\FERRO 1 July 2004' during conversion.
Try to refresh the links manually by using the Linked Table Manager command in the Database Tools group on the Database Tools tab".
Refreshing the tables just brings up the installable ISAM error again. Trying to add or open in the converted file also has the same errors as above. The dbf files open fine in Excel.
Performance of ACCDB vs. ACCDR
I recently started pushing FE updates to my user with the DB in the ACCDR format. I started doing this mainly because I want to have rigid control over what my users can or can not do. I have noticed however that my queries run a little faster. I have a few queries that use data from 3 different tables. One of those tables has over 80,000 records and growing at a pace of about 5000 records a month. Since my tables in my BE are residing on a server on the network running the queries can be a little slow.
Can anybody confirm that the ACCDR is faster than the ACCDB
Importing a text file
I'm trying to import a text file which has 232050 records and 80 fields. I selected the - fixed width option while importing. After the importing was complete, there are only 5 fields populated.
Importing XML into MS Access 2003
MS Access has been around for a long time, and over time it has added support for importing and exporting its data into HTML when HTML was king. When the extensive use of XML appeared on the landscape, MS Access added importing and exporting features to its arsenal. According to product documentation, MS Access 2003 fully supports importing and exporting XML. TOC: Importing XML into MS Access 2003; Importing the file into MS Access 2003; Importing the same file into Excel 2003; One more time.
Invalid Argument when importing text file
I regularly import a text file in similar layouts into Acccess 2010. For my latest job, I keep getting Invalid Argument when importing into an existing table. The file is comma separated. If importing it to a new table, it adds two new columns - despite ther being no extra commas in these positions in the file, and reports both as type conversion errors.
Anyone any clues?
Yes - I tried compacting and repairing the database, though the 2Gb rule isn't a problemn in 2010 is it
Importing with vba
I am importing a text file into an existing table which has all fields set to text. when i import the text file, there are 2 fields that are not importing the way i would like them to.
1. the first row has leading zeros and when the file is imported, those zeros are stripped out.
2. the other row is a numeric field that has 16 characters so i need it to be in text format so all the numbers show.