Download CSV file via URL in Access 2003

Posted on 2008-06-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
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!
Question by:ryanvb83
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Gustav Brock earned 250 total points
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You should be able to modify this function take a parameter for the portion of the URL.

' 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("", "c:\dbaheaderkey.jpg")


' Usage, download a page:

' lngRet = DownloadFile("", "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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by:Gustav Brock
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You are welcome!


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