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Macro to import .txt file to a new table

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

Navigate window to import txt
I need to import severla txt files daily with different names. The names of the files are are never the same. They are completely random.

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

TransferText import macro
I'm trying to create a transfertext macro to import a delimited .txt file. I keep getting a "microsoft jet engine could not find XXXXfile. The file path name I believe is correct.

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 Using Macro to Import TXT file
I want to use a macro to import data from a comma-delimited text file and append its data to an existing table. I have created an 'Import Specification' in the Import Wizard and entered it as required into the macro design view --- along with the source data filename, table name, etc.

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,

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

Access 2003: Import Multiple Text Files with different filenames using a Macro
I am using Access 2003, and I am trying to import several text files from the same location. Each text file will have a different name. For example:

From location:
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.

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:

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

import txt file to access 2007
I am trying to import a text file to a database but I am getting 3 rows for each record because the txt file is setup the same way. How do I fix the issue?

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.

How to Create a Microsoft Access Macro to Import Information from a Text (.txt) File
Macros are operations used in Microsoft Access in order to automate functions in databases. They can be used to open reports, run queries, update the databases and import from various file formats such as Excel (.xls), database, (.dbf), and text (.txt).
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.

Text File Import - mindboggling error
I have a macro that imports a text file (to a table).

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)

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?

Importing .txt files
I am trying to import a .txt file into an Access 2007 table. The file contains values in Euro format. How do I import them so they so as a value in US format.

This is how it is in the file: 1.200,00
I want it to import as: 1,200.00

Can it be done easily. I tried changing the specs to show the decimal as a comma, and it works for anything under a thousand. Anything over a thousand does not get imported

Importing text file performance question
I am importing a pipe delimited .txt file (500k records) into Access via VBA. I'k using the Split function to both split the .txt file into records and the records into fields.

While importing the .txt data, I clean the data by skipping some fields and also some records. Is there something I can do to speed the process?

Would it be faster (much faster) to first import the entire .txt file into Excel, clean the data there with VBA and then import the outputted .txt file into Access using a saved import routine?

Import > Format > Export many files in Access with VBA
I have an Access Macro that imports one file from a predetermined folder, formats that file, then exports that file into a specified folder.

My questions is: Is there known VBA code, or a failry easy way to import all files from the specified folder, use a saved export on those files, while keeping the name of the original file (other than the extension)

1. Going from xls to txt
2. All files have a named range and are in the same format

1. Import "File1.xls" from import folder replacing previous Table called "Table1"
2. Export Query 1 with export1
3. Name Export with "File1.txt"

Switchboard button to open txt file
I was wondering if sum1 can point me to the coding needed to get the windows browse and import txt file by clicking on a button within a switchboard. I have a table that is formatted to thecorrect layout but every txt file is different name so I need the user the ability to select the file that is needed to append to an existing table.

Switchboard button to open txt file
I was wondering if sum1 can point me to the coding needed to get the windows browse and import txt file by clicking on a button within a switchboard. I have a table that is formatted to the correct layout but every txt file is different name so I need the user the ability to select the file that is needed to append to an existing table

Renaming external file from within a macro
I only need to rename a txt file created by a dos procedure invoked by an Access macro through the same macro. What happens is that the txt file just created seems to be held by the macro, because if I try to rename it through a VBA module inside Access database by runnig it after the creation during the macro, nothing happens, conversely if I let the macro finish and execute the VBA renaming module inside a new macro, it works fine. Maybe I need to create an external exe vba file to rename the txt file to be invoked by the main macro?

import txt file with multiple headers
I have txt file which have header and footer occurring every 70-80 lines. how to import file avoiding this header and footer, just to get data into table

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

variable file name with transfertext
Looks like this might be the one that brings me into VBA

Ive got my import spec all set up, importing a text file running querys on it e.t.c. But, as soon as this DB is moved to another computer, the file name is going to be different, so for fuller automation, I need some way of bringing up a "browse" box telling the user to select the .txt file they wish to import into the DB. I am using a macro so I am guessing I will have to use some sort of function to do this?