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Import Objects with VBA

Import Objects with VBA
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Normally, Tables, Queries or other objects from another database can be imported manually by selecting Import from Get External Data option from File menu. But this can be achieved through VB Code too and this question, HOW TO? is raised in Microsoft Access Users Forums and I thought it is useful to those who look for this solution. Hence, I present the Code here for importing Tables, Queries and Forms separately. The next method imports all Tables from a Source database into the active database except the Microsoft Access System Tables .
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Importing an Excel file into Access via VBA

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I have found a ton of information on how to import an Access table into Excel, but I have come up short when I have been looking for a way to import an Excel file into Access via VBA.

Currently, I have 3 tables that I update monthly manually by means of the Import Wizard, but I am looking to automate the process as much as possible.

At the least, I would like to hit a button in a form that imports a particular Excel file (the name doesn't change from month to month) and at least brings me into the import wizard.

I am just starting out in VBA,

Import from Excel using Import Spec

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Is it possible to import a spreadsheet into Access using an import specification? I've created import specifications to successfully import spreadsheets into Access and I would like to automate those imports using VBA. But, I cannot find the 'DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet' syntax that'll work. I do not want to convert the spreadsheets to .txt or .csv

export secured database

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I have a secured database which is giving me some problems at the moment,it might be corrupted or on the verge of corruption.

When I import the objects into a new db the problems get solved except I do not have the ULS of the old database.

Can I import the database objects with current security settings?

Importing Data into Microsoft Access using VBA

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You might be wondering why you would want to use VBA code to import data while you have so many other options available when doing it the visual way. Well, there are two main reasons:
Importing data through VBA code enables you to work with a variety of formats that is not available when you do it using the visual interface such as delimited text in a text file or data in a word table.
On a more practical level, if you need to make the same import every time, then simply creating a function to do the job for you will make the process faster and easier as opposed to going through the import wizard every time.

vba for export and import

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First, to export the data in a query to an excel file, overwriting the existing file


Second, to import an existing excel file and append it to an existing access table.

If I use the ribbon buttons to do this I get sorts of dialog boxes popping up - is it possible to write vba in which I can specify the various options, so it will do it seamlessly? -Either with or without making use of the Saved Import / Export feature?

Importing objects error

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When importing objects from one database (office 2000) to another (Office 2000) in Access 2010, the import wizard keeps running long after the objects have been imported.

Import multiple txt files and filename?

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I have a question regarding import of multiple Text files.

These files all have different names but will always be found in the same location.

C:\Documents and Settings\computer\Desktop\F FILES

I have little VBA knowledge and am wondering if I can import these files into an existing Access table tbl_Table via a macro?

A number of problems:

1. It does not import directly into the existing table, instead it creates a new table tbl_Table , I'd like to import directly into the existing table without using append or similar.

2. I cannot get it to import ALL files in the folder.

3. I'd like to import the first 7 characters of the filename into a field (KEY).

Open filedialog, then import xlsx columns A-H in cleared table

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I have a xlsx file with useful information for contributions in columns A-H.

I am making an access database to import this data and print transaction forms. I figured out most of it, and I use a saved import to import the xlsx in a clear table(new table with the same name).

However, the filename is changing and I want a filedialog to open on clicking the import button. Then I only want to import columns A to H, the rest of it is useless or my part of the member information.

How can I do this? I tried vba code from the MSDN library: ( the dialog part ),

But I didn't get this working.

VBA Code to import Excel File

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Can anyone please supply me with some code which enables the user to import an excel file by clicking a button on the mail form, he is prompted for the file location and file name via thestandard import functionality selections.

The functionality will also need to use a saved import routine I created earlier.

I'm using Access 2010, but this will need to be compatible with 2007 as well

Way to Import Tables from List

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Is there a way to write a code that will import into an open database all the tables/queries/forms that begin with Test* and that will import Test_Table, Test_Query, and Test_Form? I am thinking you could use the acExportTable, acExportQuery, and acExportForm and somehow write an array to cycle through all of the names that you need, but I am not that good at writing VBA