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Import Text File into Acess using a macro

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I have a macro to import a text file into Access. I am using the Transfer Text Action in the macro section. Under Transfer Type I have chosen the Import Delimineted Type.
The .txt file I am importing must be a | (pipe or pike?) delimeted file. When it imports to a new table, all the columns from the text file remain in Field 1 of my table, all seperated by the | symbol. how can I have my macro specify the | type for the delimeted function.
The obvious solution of changing the text file to a file type such as Excel will not be possible in this case.
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Run the import wizard once (file/get external data/import, select a txt filename, any one will do since you don't need to use the results) and set the delimiter to the |(select advanced on page 2 of the wizard) then save that import specification as a given name. Then in your macro select this name as your import spec.
 
 
 
   
 

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You are exactly right. I must admit, I found the same answer through trial and error and using the help files. However, I still feel this was a challenging subject. Thank you for your response.
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I have tried to perform it with a macro and a import specification but it still doesn't work. I'm using Office 97.

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