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Access - How to "show all records" after importing from a .csv?

Posted on 2009-07-16
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Hi -

I've got a Form with a button that imports .csv files.  The Import command button runs a macro, and it works fine.  However, after it imports the file to the underlying table, the form does not refresh the record count.  For example, if I have 20 records before the import, it says 1 of 20 at the bottom of the form.  

After importing 65 records, it still shows 1 of 20.  Also, even though a GoToControl action was executed, the cursor is nowhere on the form.

Then I click on the first field in the Detail section, and (either) press F5 (or click on Refresh All on the Ribbon), the record counter reads 1 0f 85.

Any ideas on:

1) getting the cursor back on a control
2) forcing a "refresh" of the record count


I've tried a few different things, but nothing seems to work.

I'm running Access 2007 on Windows XP, FWIW.

Thanks - ub  
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by:diazluna
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Add the following after the import:

Form.Requery()
Form.Refresh()

That'll do it.
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by:Robert
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diazluna,

Where do I put that in the Macro?  Sorry if I'm a bit obtuse on this, not used to jumping between Macro and VBA!

ub
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by:diazluna
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You mentioned that you had a Form with a button that imports .csv files.  I am assuming you are calling your macro from here.  Step 2 run the 2 lines of code I gave you.
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by:Robert
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I don't know how to use the syntax you gave me.  I used the actions:

Requery
RunCommand (Refresh)

That's great - but the cursor is off in Neverland - I have no idea where it is.

I added GoToControl (fieldname), but... no cursor, blinking, block, or otherwise.

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by:diazluna
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Use SetFocus()
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by:Robert
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How do I do that in a ***macro***?  
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RunCommand (Forms!Form.SetFocus)
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by:jefftwilley
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if you go to design view of your form. Click on the Import button. Open the properties sheet for the button. Go to the Events tab. Select the On_Click event and open the code.

After the call to the Macro (in the code), you can place a me.requery there. You do not need to add it to the Macro itself.

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by:Robert
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The RunCommand action would not accept the argument.

Please see attached.  It's a Macro, it isn't code.

On-Click-to-Macro.JPG
On-Click-Macro.JPG
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by:jefftwilley
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see that little ... button out to the right of the OnClick event option? Click on that

It will open the VBA window where you can add code.

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by:Robert
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I do see the [...] button.  But since I have a Macro, it only opens up the Macro.
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by:jefftwilley
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inside the design view of the Macro, select Save AS from the menu.  Save your macro as code. Now when you click the ... it will open you up to the VBA window where you can do your requery.
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by:Robert
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So the Macro actions just don't work right?
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by:jefftwilley
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I suppose we can try.

Before you try your requery step, insert a step to select the object

SelectObject "ype = Form, ObjectName = "FormName" InDatabaseWindow = No

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by:Robert
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I did, and it still did not return focus to the torm.  No cursor, no focus.  Pressing Enter, Tab, Esc does nothing.
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by:Robert
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So - any other suggestions?
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by:diazluna
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No more without seeing the actual database.  You have to give me some credit for the Refresh issue. :)
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by:Robert
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diazluna,

You've got 250 pts coming at you.  

ub
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