Posted on 2006-11-10
Last Modified: 2008-07-27
i have 2 db same structre and i want to copy the data of table1 from db1 to db2
but i dont want to include the first field(key field and dont care about it)  

i have done this in

    Private Sub UpdateData(ByVal SelSql As String)

        Dim sourceSQL As String = SelSql
        Dim targetSQL As String = SelSql
        Dim targetDA As New OleDbDataAdapter(targetSQL, CON1)
        Dim cb As New OleDbCommandBuilder(targetDA)
        Dim targetCommand As OleDbCommand = cb.GetInsertCommand
        Dim cmdText As String = targetCommand.CommandText

        If CON2.State = Data.ConnectionState.Closed Then CON2.Open()
        If targetCommand.Connection.State = Data.ConnectionState.Closed Then targetCommand.Connection.Open()

        cmdText = cmdText.Replace("( ", "( [")
        cmdText = cmdText.Replace(" , ", "] , [")
        cmdText = cmdText.Replace(" )", "] )")
        cmdText = cmdText.Replace("[?]", "?")

        targetCommand.CommandText = cmdText
        Dim sourceCommand As New OleDbCommand(sourceSQL, CON2)
        Dim sourceReader As OleDbDataReader
        sourceReader = sourceCommand.ExecuteReader()

        Me.Text = 0
        While sourceReader.Read()
            For i As Integer = 1 To sourceReader.FieldCount - 1
                targetCommand.Parameters(i - 1).Value = sourceReader(i)
            Me.Text = Me.Text + 1
        End While

    End Sub 

this works but is there any better way this takes to much time


Question by:rockas1982
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by:Jeff Certain
ID: 17916083
The easy way to create a make-table query and execute it.

What database are you targeting?
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ID: 17916111
If you only need to copy the data once, you could export it to a flat file (e.g. CSV), then bulk import the flat file into the other DB.
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by:Jeff Certain
ID: 17916123
Code looks something like this:

Using conn as New OleDbConnection(connectionString)
  Dim sql as String = "SELECT <fieldList>  INTO <destinationTable> FROM <sourceTables>"
  Using cmd as New OleDbCommand(sql,conn)
  End Using
End Using

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Author Comment

ID: 17916280
thnx for fast replay

i'm using access 2003 with 2003

i'm new in sql commands and i saw something that might work the "IN" command .. can this help me ?

the sample i saw is this

strSQL = "INSERT INTO Pricebook  SELECT * FROM Pricebook IN 'K:\PriceBk\PriceBook.mdb'"

i want to give the filepathh from sourcefile and targetfile
Can i connect to my target database and make an insert query asking data from onother database "insert into table1 (all fileds except the first) select table1 (all fileds except the first) IN (filepathAndName) (where shop = "shop1")
do tou think this may work

P.S. is there any way i can add progressbar into this so user can see how long this will take(not important)

sorry for my english(Greece)

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Expert Comment

ID: 17916281

Hi Jeff ;-).  Long time no speak.

Can you do that from one DB to another?  Won't you need two different connections?


Author Comment

ID: 17916322
I hoped that sql will call the second database with the "IN" command ... don't really know
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by:Jeff Certain
ID: 17916372

Shoot... you almost caught me...

The sneaky here is that with an enterprise level database (read SQL Server), you can use fully-qualified table names to work across multiple registered databases. I missed the MDB part.

Dimitri... let me post a pointer for you....the Acces gurus can probably help out on this one...
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by:Jeff Certain
ID: 17916407
Dimitri.... I'll do one better....

Create the query in Access using the query builder. Click the button in the upper left until it says "SQL"... cut-and-paste this into your VB app as the SQL statement for your command (fixing any quotes, as required)

This way, you can test the SQL statement to make sure it does what you want... and the make-table wizard lets you specify the other database to use.
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by:Leigh Purvis
ID: 17916439
Looks like you're already along the right lines.
You just have to specify the fields you do want (to eliminate the fields you don't).

strSQL = "INSERT INTO Pricebook (Field2, Field3, Field26) SELECT Field2, Field3, Field26 FROM Pricebook IN 'K:\PriceBk\PriceBook.mdb'"
strSQL = "INSERT INTO Pricebook (Field2, Field3, Field26) SELECT Field2, Field3, Field26 FROM [K:\PriceBk\PriceBook.mdb].Pricebook"

Not dissimilar to using a linked server - considering that mdb's are file based - you just specify the file.
Executed with a connection to the db you want to receive the records of course.
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ID: 17916462
basic ssyntax is
Select * into tablename in '\path\database.mdb' from tablename
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ID: 17916471
isn't insert into an append?
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by:Leigh Purvis
Leigh Purvis earned 100 total points
ID: 17916491
Yeah - an append.
Select Into would create a new table - but I understood the question to imply the two db's already had a similar structure.

(Oh, and no rockas1982 there's no exact way to get a progress meter, as the query engine's execution can't be hooked into).
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jerryb30 earned 200 total points
ID: 17916498
right you are.
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GRayL earned 200 total points
ID: 17916748
Something like this?

Select fld1, fld2, fl3 INTO myNewTable IN "c:\Data\AccessData\myOtherMDB.mdb" FROM myTable;

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