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Writing a CSV file from Access using VBA code

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DaveMatthews76 asked on
Microsoft AccessSQL
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Hi,
I have a table of data in Access which I use to extract information via a recordset and then I need to pass the information to a saved csv file. I have managed to extract the data, achieved the formats in the file required and create a file BUT its just a text file. I don't know how to save it as a csv file? I assume that the csv file needs a csv name extension? At the moment I have "testfile" no extension but I assume a csv file would be "testfile.csv" ? If I add .csv to the file name when it saves it opens in excel and not like a text file?

This is what I am using for the code.....

dim fso as filestream
dim txt as textstream
set fso = new filesystemobject
set txt = fso.createtextfile(strHoldingFolder & strFileName)

txt.writeline ".........all the data as required...."
txt.close
set fso = nothing

this works but I can see I am asking Access to write a text file not a csv file? Is there a simple solution here? I am not an IT programmer so apologies if I have asked something stupid!

Thanks
Dave
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