runtime error 3274


I am trying to use the following to import an excel datasheet into MS access table.

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, 3, _
    "Report", "C:\Rep\Report.xls", True, "A1:L3000"

and I am getting
Runtime error 3274
External table is not in the expected format.

Please help.

Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Hi spacetraveller,
 DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel9, _
     "Report", "C:\Rep\Report.xls", True, "A1:L3000"

Type 3 indicates it is a Lotus123 spreadsheet.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
spacetravellerAuthor Commented:

Thanks Pete, that problem is solved. I just left the argument blank. Also the spread sheet I was trying to import was in tab-delimited format. I had to change it into Excel spread sheet format. Do you have any solution for that?

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Access

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.