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I need to append data from a table to a text file that has already been created with a DoCmd method.  Here is that
DoCmd.TransferText acExportFixed, "EXPORT_TABLE_Export_Specification", "EXPORT_TABLE", "C:IA_Subscriptions\Test.txt"

It works fine but now I want another line that appends data from another table to the text file.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

John
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by:rockiroads
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one of two ways perhaps?

1. Output to temp file, then append contents of temp file to main file

2. Open file, and write to it


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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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create a union query

select * from EXPORT_TABLE
union all
select * from OTHERTable

saved the union query then use in the


DoCmd.TransferText acExportFixed, "EXPORT_TABLE_Export_Specification", "UnionQueryName", "C:IA_Subscriptions\Test.txt"
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Method 1

Public Sub RunReport()

    Dim tempFile As Integer
    Dim mainFile As Integer
    Dim sLine As String
    Dim sTempFile As String
    Dim sMainFile As String
   
    sTempFile = "c:IA_Subscriptions\fred.txt"
    sMainFile = "C:IA_Subscriptions\Test.txt"
   
    DoCmd.TransferText acExportFixed, "EXPORT_TABLE_Export_Specification", "EXPORT_TABLE", sTempFile
   
    tempFile = FreeFile
    Open sTempFile For Input As #tempFile
   
    mainFile = FreeFile
    Open sMainFile For Append As #mainFile
   
    While Not EOF(tempFile)
        Line Input #tempFile, sLine
        Print #mainFile, sLine
    Wend
   
    Close #tempFile
    Close #mainFile
End Sub

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by:JohnMac328
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Great, just what I needed.

Thanks
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by:rockiroads
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Cool :)
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