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drop table

Below is my script which works - but need to know how to drop the table footy and recreate it again before uploading data.


INPUT_DATAFILE = "u:/footy/footy.txt"

 require 'win32ole'
 connection = WIN32OLE.new('ADODB.Connection')
 connection.Open('Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=u:\footy\footy.mdb')


File.open(INPUT_DATAFILE) do |f|
  while line = f.gets
    values = line.split("\t")   #  data is tab delimited
    sql = ("INSERT INTO footy VALUES ('#{values[0]}', '#{values[1]}','#{values[2]}');")
    puts sql
     connection.Execute(sql)
  end
end

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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philsivyer

Forgot to mention that - using microsoft access 2003
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cyberkiwi

Don't drop it if you are only going to recreate.
Empty it instead:

Before this statement
    sql = ("INSERT INTO footy VALUES ('#{values[0]}', '#{values[1]}','#{values[2]}');")
Run this statement
    sql = ("DELETE * FROM footy")
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philsivyer

When I use
sql = ("DELETE * FROM footy")
It does not complete the cycle and seems to hang - I am running this from ScITE.
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Thats great - any good sites/books for ruby and windows (excel access etc)
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