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Download CSV file via URL in Access 2003

Posted on 2008-06-16
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I'm looking for a simple way to download a CSV file via URL in VBA code.  A portion of the URL will have to be dynamic and based on the user input into a textbox on the form.  Thanks in advance for the help!
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You should be able to modify this function take a parameter for the portion of the URL.

/gustav
' Declarations.
 
Private Declare Function URLDownloadToFile Lib "urlmon" Alias "URLDownloadToFileA" ( _
  ByVal pCaller As Long, _
  ByVal szURL As String, _
  ByVal szFileName As String, _
  ByVal dwReserved As Long, _
  ByVal lpfnCB As Long) _
  As Long
 
' Function to retrieve file.
 
Public Function DownloadFile( _
  ByVal strURL As String, _
  ByVal strLocalFilename As String) _
  As Long
  
' Download file or page with public access from the web.
' 2004-12-17. Cactus Data ApS, CPH.
 
' Usage, download a file:
' lngRet = DownloadFile("http://www.databaseadvisors.com/Graphics/Header/key.jpg", "c:\dbaheaderkey.jpg")
'
' Usage, download a page:
' lngRet = DownloadFile("http://www.databaseadvisors.com/conf2002/conf200202.htm", "c:\dbaconference.htm")
 
' Returns 0 if success, error code if not.
' Error codes:
' -2146697210 "file not found".
' -2146697211 "domain not found".
 
' Limitation.
' Does not check if local file was created successfully.
 
  Dim lngRetVal As Long
    
  lngRetVal = URLDownloadToFile(0, strURL & vbNullChar, strLocalFilename & vbNullChar, 0, 0)
  
  DownloadFile = lngRetVal
  
End Function

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This was perfect.  Thank you!
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You are welcome!

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