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Export of recordset data to ASCII (txt) file

Posted on 2001-08-05
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Hi there,

How can I export the contents of a recordset to an ASCII (txt) semi-column delimited file? The recordset fields are also used to populate a DBGrig control.

Thank you in advance!

Dona
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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From within vb app or something else?
I mean, are you using Access object, application itself, other database...?
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since you did not specify it i assume an access db and DAO

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim db As DAO.Database
    Set db = OpenDatabase("C:\db1.mdb")
    db.Execute "SELECT * INTO [Text;DATABASE=C:\].[Table1.csv] FROM Table1;"
    db.Close    
    Set db = Nothing
End Sub

this will create table1.csv
it will also create a schema.ini file that describes the layout of table1.csv
if your list separator(in windows settings) is a semicolon then there will be an entry in schema.ini that reads:Format=Delimited(;)
if that entry is something else (you have an other list separator) than just replace that something else with a semicolon and the next time you run that code table1.csv will be semicolon separated
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by:Éric Moreau
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You can use this:

Public Sub CopyRsToCSV(ByVal prstData As ADODB.Recordset, Optional ByVal pstrFileName As String)
Dim intFileNumber As Integer
Dim lngLoop As Long
Dim strX As String

    If Len(Trim$(pstrFileName)) = 0 Then pstrFileName = App.Path & "\zzRst.csv"
   
    'Open data file data to file
    intFileNumber = FreeFile   ' Get unused file
    Open pstrFileName For Output As #intFileNumber
    'Write data to file
    With prstData
        strX = ""
        For lngLoop = 0 To .Fields.Count - 1
            strX = strX & .Fields(lngLoop).Name & ", "
        Next lngLoop
        Print #intFileNumber, strX
        If .RecordCount > 0 Then .MoveFirst
        Do Until .EOF
            strX = ""
            For lngLoop = 0 To .Fields.Count - 1
                strX = strX & .Fields(lngLoop).Value & ", "
            Next lngLoop
            Print #intFileNumber, strX
            .MoveNext
        Loop
    End With
    'Close
    Close #intFileNumber
End Sub
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Per recommendation, force-accepted.

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