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Read text file into variable

i have a text file where its contents get updated. Its has just one word in it, either Active or Inactive. Currently i have the program importing the text file into a temp table and reading it off from there. instead of iimporting to a table, can i just save it to a variable? if so, how?
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dlan75Commented:
Hi,
you can simply read it and when it is read by Access, save it as a variable
Here are some links to help you play with text files :

http://www.databasedev.co.uk/text_files.html
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Using-MS-Access-1440/Text-Files.htm
http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/readtextfile.htm
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repcoAuthor Commented:
i would like an example please
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shaydieCommented:
You can use this vba code to read the first line from the text file and assign it to a variable. Paste it into a sub or function in a module or some event on a form. Change the 'FileName =' to the actual file name and path. The strVar will hold the value read from the text file.
 
nFileNum = FreeFile
FileName = "C:\PathTo\file.txt"

Open FileName For Input As nFileNum
   Line Input #nFileNum, strVar
Close nFileNum
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repcoAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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