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TransferText FileName - Setting from a textbox?

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Hi All

I have a unbound text box that holds the full path of a file I want to include in my transfertext  - I've tried the following code, but it still tells me that I need a filename?

Dim strLongFileName As String

Me.TxtProfile.Value = strLongFileName
DoCmd.TransferText acImportDelim, , "tblImport", strLongFileName, False

What have i missed out?

Thanks in advance
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How are you defining strLongFileName?

If that is typed into your textbox, try this:
strLongFileName=Me.TxtProfile
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Putting it in context:

Dim strLongFileName As String

strLongFileName=Me.TxtProfile
DoCmd.TransferText acImportDelim, , "tblImport", strLongFileName, False

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Hi

I've tried this and I get an error message saying I can't import this file?

Any ideas

Thanks
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Try putting in a messagebox statement:

Dim strLongFileName As String

strLongFileName=Me.TxtProfile
msgBox strLongFileName
DoCmd.TransferText acImportDelim, , "tblImport", strLongFileName, False

Does the message box show the file name correctly?  Also verify that the file exists exactly as specified.

Beyond that, What is the exact error number/message?

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Hi

Yes the file name is correct

The message I'm now getting is the following:

Runtime 2391
Field F1 Doesnt exist in destination table 'tblImport'

Thanks for all your help so far
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Try this approach:

From AccessToolbar,

File -> Get External Data

Select the file you are trying to import.  If this is a one-time deal, you can follow the prompts to import the file into a table.  Otherwise, you can click on the "Advanced button", and define an import specification to pull in your data with the column names you choose, then save the import specification for later use.  You would modify your code like this to use the specification:

Dim strLongFileName As String

strLongFileName=Me.TxtProfile
msgBox strLongFileName
DoCmd.TransferText acImportDelim,"YourImportSpecificationName" , "tblImport", strLongFileName, False
                                                             ^-----Add this, using the name you saved your specification with

Give that a try...  I need to go out for a few hours, and will check in later...

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