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Creating a Linked Table (Linked to TEXT)

Posted on 1998-01-11
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I am trying to write code that creates a linked table to a text file.  I have already created the code that properly creates the MSysIMexSpecs, and MSYSIMEXColumns so that my import specs. can be used.  When I use the following code
sub tmp()
Dim tbldef As New TableDef
Dim dbs As Database
Set dbs = wks.OpenDatabase("r:\test.mdb")
tbldef.Attributes = dbAttachedTable
tbldef.Connect = "Text;DSN=ALLETA Link specification;FMT=Delimited;HDR=NO;IMEX=2;DATABASE=C:\Webpages\Database"
tbldef.Name = "ALLETA_LINK"
tbldef.SourceTableName = "ALLETA.TXT"
dbs.TableDefs.Append tbldef
end sub
   
I get an error on the attributes line. What is the proper way to do this.  I am trying to duplicate a database that I created in Access 97, in source code, so that the program can create it at install time.  
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This is what I would do:

public sub LinkTextTable
  dim db as database
  dim tblNew as tabledef

  set db = workspaces(0).opendatabase("r:\test.mdb")
.CreateTableDef([name[, attributes[, source[, connect]]]])
  set tblNew = db.createtabledef("ALLETA_LINK", dbAttachedTable, "ALLETA.TXT", "Text;DSN=ALLETA Link specification;FMT=Delimited;HDR=NO;IMEX=2;DATABASE=C:\Webpages\Database"
  db.tabledefs.append tblNew
end sub

Why is this different?  You are telling the actual database to create the new table.  This is how I do it.  I usually link dBase tables, but its all the same.
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by:redbaron082997
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Yes, but it doesn't find the Link specification.  It gives that error every time, even though I checked the tables and they are there correctly.  I assumed that for DSN=blah, that it would look in the MSYSIMEXSpecs, and Columns tables. That is what the problem has been. The syntax will work several different ways,but the error is always the same.  I could not find any documentation at all on the subject.  If I omit the DSN=blah then I get the attached table, and the field names and types are all automatic, and *wrong*.

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