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How to Programatically export comma delimted to CSV

Posted on 2010-09-22
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I tried to programatically export to a CSV file, comma delimted, but the following didn't produce the results I expected.  The DoCmd I am using below doesn't export as comma delimted.

DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputTable, "tbl Export Current Charges", acFormatCSV, "C:\Siemens\Xport_HistoryData\20100831\ELA\MYTEST_CHARGES.CSV"

I have about 10 tables that are exported weekly and the varDateFolder changes weekly (It will always be the prior sunday in YYYYMMDD format.

DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputTable, "tbl Export Current Charges", acFormatCSV, "C:\Siemens\Xport_HistoryData\"+varDateFolder+"\Group1\MY_CHARGES.CSV"
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 250 total points
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before you can do this using codes, you have to create an export specification first...


to create an export spec

1.right click on the table
2.select export > Text file
   click on Browse and locate the destination folder
3. (you can accept the proposed name or change it)
click Save, then click OK
4. In the export text wizard select the type (Delim / Fixed) width
5. Follow the wizard, before clicking on Finish
     5a .Click Advanced
6. In the Export Specification dialog box Field Information List, correct any descrepancies

7. click save as, give the specification a name <-- this is the specification name that you will use in the command line below


DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, "ExportSpecName", "TableName", "C:\myCsv.csv", True


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sorry for the delay  --   thanks!
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Capricorn,

I gave you the points without testing.    I am now trying to implement and I get the following error:

The export file does not exist....

DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, "Export_CHP_ToRadBillingSFTP", "X_RadBilling", "F:\RadAdvocate\RAD_Billing_CHPYYYYMMDD.CSV", True
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Here is the error....

RUN-TIME ERROR '3625'
"THE TEXT FILE SPECIFICATION 'EXPORT_CHP_TORADBILLINGSFTP' DOES NOT EXIST...."
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so, the error message says it don't exists.. did you create any export specification?
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