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Importing to a MS Access db on a server that doesn't have MS OFFICE

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I have created an Access db that has a few macros to automatically delete records, import legacy data, then close itself.  Since I can not put MS Office on our live server I am wondering if I can do this in VB code?

so far for the import section I have written:

dim accImport, db, fso

set accImport = CreateObject("Access.Application")
set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
set db = fso.GetFile("path to my db")

accImport.OpenCurrentDatabase db
accImport.DoCmd.TransferText acImportDelim, "Schema.ini", "table1", "path to the file that gets converted", False, ""

accImport.CloseCurrentDatabase
Set appAccess = Nothing

What I want to know is if this is possible, since I will be manipulating an Access file on a server that doesn't have MS Office installed on it.

Thanks,

ali
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by:rvooijs
ID: 9875060
Hi,

If you don't have Access installed, you can not create an Access.Application object.
The code you have so far won't work then ...

What you can do is create an ADODB.Connection object.
You can use this object to run queries (including append and delete queries) on your database.

I don't have ewxamples nearby so I can''t help you with the exact syntax but you would get
something like this

set objCon = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objCon.Open " ... not sure here ..."

set objCommand = CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
set objCommand.Connection = objCon
objCommand.Execute "SQL statement here ... "

Sorry I can't help you with the exact code, butÍ'm sure this wil get you further.

Robert
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by:alialipad
ID: 9875288
Yeah that puts me on the right track thanks, but now I need to figure out how to get the data in the fields, I am importing a .txt file into the db using "~" as a delimiter.  Should I create an array and split up each line with "~"?

ali
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by:alialipad
ID: 9876650
more the point, I am using this as my looping statement:

While Not textStream.AtEndOfStream
     inLine = Split(textStream.ReadLine, "~")
     Rs.AddNew
     For i = 0 To UBound(inLine) - 1
          Rs.Fields(i).Value = Left(inLine(i), Rs.Fields(i).Size)
     Next i
     Rs.Update
Wend

thanks,

Ali
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rvooijs earned 400 total points
ID: 9881981
Hi,

Your code seems OK, what is your question ?

Robert
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by:alialipad
ID: 9882057
as I think about it, I realize that I have arrived at the answer! for you...100 points...ding dong!

ali
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