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easier way to update access table from excel?

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im working on a database that has a table of job tasks.  my boss updates the job task on an excel spreadsheet.  when he has updated a set of tasks he tells me and i get it from the network folder and start manually import to a new table.  i do this by tables, new, import table,and select excel.  it always has inport errors, format or something.  then i go through and find/replace things to make it work.  if there is a way to do an update query or something would be better.  there are things on the task list that usually dont change, like task number.  so i thought it would be better if i could automaticly do an update by task number.  like find #1 and update the remaining fields, and on to the next.  

any ideas on how to make this task easier for me?
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well, ok...

1. the excel file isnt mine so i would have to tell the boss to make the data validation happen, or just copy it when its time to update and do it myself.  would that data validation tell me what is wrong with the excel file?

2. ill have to try it again and see what it was.

3. the task number is an ID number for the job task which doesnt change and it is how i make sure updates get input.  i was just saying that it is a way to identify the task by number.  
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<would that data validation tell me what is wrong with the excel file?
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No, put it will prevent subsequent errors.

As djpazza and I have suggested, ...Please post a sample.

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ill have to work this issue when it comes time to update again.  thanks for the help, ill try to first fix the excel file.  thanks again.

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