How do I clear records from an Access table using VBA?

I want to clear the records in the 'LSI_US_BookOrders' table before I run the next line of code.

DoCmd.TransferText acImportDelim, "LSI_US ImportSpec", "LSI_US_BookOrders", "f:\Shared Documents\LSI_US.txt"

I can't remember.  Searched long enough. Help.
c9k9hAsked:
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jmoss111Commented:
Hi c9k9h,

dim db as dao.database
set db = currentdb
db.execute("DELETE * FROM LSI_US_BookOrders"), dbfailonerrors

Regards,

Jim
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c9k9hAuthor Commented:
Thank you Jim.  I am getting a compile error.  User-defined type not defined on the dao line.  I'm working on a remote server and 'References' is greyed out so I cannot change anything.  Is there a work around that you know of?
Thanks!
Karen
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jmoss111Commented:
Dim dbcur As Database
   Set dbcur = DBEngine.Workspaces(0).OpenDatabase("X:\MyPath\myRemoteDB.mdb")    
    dbcur.execute("DELETE * FROM LSI_US_BookOrders"), dbfailonerrors

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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
c9k9h

Try using SQL:
(BTW, you always want some type of confirmation before deleting *all* records! Because deleted records in Access can never be recovered)

Dim bytConfirm As Byte
bytConfirm = MsgBox("Delete all records? (deleted records cannot be recovered)", vbYesNo + vbQuestion)
    If bytConfirm = vbNo Then
        Exit Sub
    End If
   
    DoCmd.SetWarnings False
    DoCmd.RunSQL "Delete * FROM LSI_US_BookOrders "
    DoCmd.SetWarnings True
   
    MsgBox "Done deleting all from the table", vbInformation

JeffCoachman
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c9k9hAuthor Commented:
Jim - still the compile error.  I've sent a note to the admin to see if I can get the access to the 'References.'  I'm sure both of you're solutions would work if it were available.

Jeff - You're absolutely right on the caution of deleting records.  I actually did have a message box.  I like your code and it works like a charm.

Thank you both - I think you both gave good posts for other readers as well.  I'm upping the points and splitting them.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
;-)
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