Macro to import .txt file to a new table
The Specification Name box is a drop-down but it is empty. The .txt file has two columns; first column starts in char position one and the second column begins in column 38.
My goal is to create this macro to import a.txt file into a table, each time deleting the previously imported data in the table (approx. 150,000 records) and stripping out certain characters using a query. The resulting query would then be exported as a new .txt (or .csv)
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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
I am hoping that there is a macro or vb code that will open a window that will alow me to navigate to the file location and allow me to choose the txt file. I already have the import specifications saved
My situation is this: I receive several daily .txt file reports via e-mail. I want to automate importing these files into my database. My access skills are limited. Is the transfer text the best way to accomplish this task. Any suggestions which would save me from having to save and rename the file attachments each day
Problem occurs when I try to run the macro. It won't run and I get an error message (2590) that says the Import Specification "doesn't exist." I have double checked all spelling and case, but nothing seems to work.
I suspect the problem may somehow be related to security and 'trust' settings,
Y:\Incentive Data Reports\Rejects\UPLOAD
I want to upload the following files:
The files are all formatted the same way, and I've created an import specification called (DM_Rejects). I want the files to be uploaded to the Table named "LoadFiles" in Access.
The file names will change daily.
All the files I'm working with have the following format:
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
txt file stores the data like this:
line 1 name ssn dob
line 2 add city zip
line 3 pcp nurse
those 3 lines belong to the same patient and they're imported to access table the same way.
This article will explain, in a step-by-step format, how to import information from a text file, format the information for Access, and create the macro so each step will not need to be created every day. This will save you time and put some of the database operations into the hands of the end-users and freeing you to do other things. Prior to creating the macro, the creation and saving of the import specification will be explained.
However, I am getting an error message back;
'You cannot import a textfile unless it has one of these extensions: TXT, CSV, TAB, ASC, TMP, HTM, HTML.'
Has anyone come across this before?
As far as I can tell the macro is pointing to the correct directory and the text file specified exists.
(Am running Access 11.6 on Windows XP SP2)