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Import Routine from Excel into Access

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Does anyone have a generic import routine from Excel into Access? I am receiving a file in xls format weekly. What I would like to do is to name the file as file062201.xls (today), file062901.xls which would be the file I receive next week. I am going to save these files into one directory. I am looking for a generic import routine that would grab the data in excel and import into Access. This will replace any existing data in the table (as opposed to appending). Please help.
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by:Mikeh
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1. you can link excel tables into access.  given you know the directory and file name then you can code this.

2. having linked the spreadsheet you could either run a query to replace the table data or do it in code.
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But that's what I am looking for - code!!
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frankytee earned 1200 total points
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ay3314, you've posted this question twice. you may as well delete this question and save 300 pts.

see my post at:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?qid=20140875

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by:Mikeh
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sorry for the delay

here's some code

DoCmd.RunSQL ("delete * from accesstablename")

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet , acImport, accesstablename, "ExelPath",True(hasfieldnames)/False(doesnot),range"
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