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Cleaning up Excel Sheet before importing to Access

Posted on 2011-02-14
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I have an excel sheet that has junk at the top because it's exported from a formatted Crystal Report with titles.  Is there something I can do to strip off the headers before importing it into Access?

When I import to Access, the headers are not consistant and it fouls up the queries.

Thanks,
Craig
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by:jppinto
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You can simple delete those lines, no?
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by:Rey Obrero
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have you tried importing the excel file into a temp table without the column names?

btw, better if you upload a copy of the excel file and give details what you want to be cleaned.
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by:jppinto
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...those ROWS, no?
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by:OnsiteSupport
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by:OnsiteSupport
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ippinto....I want this automated as part of an application for anyone to import the data.  I don't want them touching the "raw" spreadsheet.

Thanks
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by:Rey Obrero
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you can create a copy of the excel file (in codes)
delete the last row in codes
how is the first row be cleaned?
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by:OnsiteSupport
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Sorry  What do you mean by "In Codes?"
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in codes > not manually..
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by:OnsiteSupport
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It was just a bit painful matching column names to real names in the query.  Guess I can't get around that one.

Thanks for the tip
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by:mlmcc
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You could export just the data then you should get the fieldnames as the titles

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by:OnsiteSupport
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The design of the headings in crystal causes the export to jumble the order of columns.
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If you choose the data only then the report headings don't get used but the field column names.

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