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Posted on 2003-11-28
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Hello to you all,

I want to import a csv file that has a  ^  character as the  end of line marker. The fields are seperated by a | sign. Is there someone outthere that knows how to import this file into a database (access 2000)?

The name of the database is Projects.mdb, the Table name is PRKENM and contains the following fields:
KENMERKID
PROJECTNUMMER
OPMERKING
VERWIJDER
INVOER_DATUM
INVOER
MUTATIE_DATUM
MUTATIE
AANTAL
BEDRAG
MUTTYD
Volgnummer

The Filename is prkenm.txt and contains for example the following code:
KENMERKID|PROJECTNUMMER|OPMERKING|VERWIJDER|INVOER_DATUM|INVOER|MUTATIE_DATUM|MUTATIE|AANTAL|BEDRAG|MUTTYD|Volgnummer^16|C00027244||N|20/10/98|LGE|20/10/98|LGE|0|0|16:58:14|5.571^05|B00031264||N|26/11/98|ANB|26/11/98|ANB|0|0|12:43:15|9.965^05|B00045770||N|28/10/02|AAH|28/10/02|AAH|0|0|13:53:01|94.088^07|B00045770||N|28/10/02|ANB|28/10/02|AAH|0|0|13:52:18|14.746^16|B00045770||N|28/10/02|ANB|28/10/02|AAH|0|0|13:52:19|14.747^19|B00045770||N|28/10/02|AAH|28/10/02|AAH|0|0|13:50:39|94.087^06|C00047911||N|29/12/99|HPA|29/12/99|AAH|0|0|08:54:38|37.759^


Regards,

Paul
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Question by:Sector10
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by:GrahamSkan
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Read the file into Word
Find and replace the ^ with a paragraph mark (^p)
Save the file.
You can now use the GetExternalData option of Access to import it.
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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You could try creating a temporary csv file and replace those characters with
| replace with a comma
^ replace with a carriage return/linefeed
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by:Richie_Simonetti
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ashoooo earned 500 total points
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Split the string using ...

records = split(str, "^")

This will give you an array of records.

Now split each record using ...

fields = split(record(i), "|")


The source code should resemble something like...

Dim records, fields
dim record as string

records = split(str, "^")

for each record in records
  fields = split(record,"|")
  KENMERKID = fields(0)
  PROJECTNUMMER = fields(1)
  '...
  ' Then store this in the database using either ado or dao
next record

Hope this helps
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by:Sector10
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Ashoooo thank you very much!

Is it also possible to skip the first line and if so how?
This is what i made of it:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim SourceFile As String
Dim records, fields
Dim record As Variant
Dim lngReadFileNum As Long
Dim strBuffer As String
lngReadFileNum = FreeFile

SourceFile = "prkenm.txt"
SourceFileLen = FileLen(SourceFile)
CurrLen = 0
ProgressBar1.Value = 0

Open SourceFile For Input As #lngReadFileNum
'Line Input #lngReadFileNum, strBuffer this is what i tried to skip the first line but it didn't work..
Do Until EOF(lngReadFileNum)
    Line Input #lngReadFileNum, strBuffer
    CurrLen = CurrLen + Len(strBuffer)
    PBarImport.Value = CurrLen / (SourceFileLen / 100)
Loop
Close #lngReadFileNum

records = Split(strBuffer, "^")
With rsPrKenM
    For Each record In records
        If record = "" Then Exit For
        fields = Split(record, "|")
        .AddNew
        !KENMERKID = fields(0)
        !PROJECTNUMMER = fields(1)
        'etcetera..
        .Update
    Next record
    .Requery
End With

rsPrKenM.Close
Set rsPrKenM = Nothing

MsgBox "Done!"
End Sub
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by:ashoooo
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Sector, the Lbound and Ubound functions can return the lower and upper bound of an array. Also, the Split function returns an array of strings...

Your file consists of only one line... what you need is to skip the first record...
So,

Dim records() as String
Dim fields() as String
dim record as string
Dim i as Integer

' ... after you read the file

records = split(str, "^")


for i = LBound(records) + 1 to UBound(records) ' note that this skips the first element of the array
  fields = split(records(i),"|")
  KENMERKID = fields(0)
  PROJECTNUMMER = fields(1)
  '...
  ' Then store this in the database using either ado or dao
next record


Hope this helps
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