?
Solved

Error using Saved Imports in Access 2007

Posted on 2011-02-14
6
Medium Priority
?
411 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-21
I've created saved imports that fail when I try to use them.  I've created them and used them right away and they worked.  They fail when I try again. I have three versions of one saved.  Here are the errors from each:
1. "Z0ANALYSIS_PATTERN 3 $" is not a valid name.  Make sure that it does not include invalid characters or punctuation and that it is not too long.

2. "Import$" is not a valid...

3. The one I just created works.

It seems like the Saved Import works for the file I used to create it, but fails with the next one.

The Excel file was created by SAP BI; the query result was exported to Excel.  The name of the worksheet is Z0ANALYSIS_PATTERN 4.  I tried changing the name of the worksheet to "Import"; I think that's why error #2 contains the string "Import$".  I suppose the invalid character the error is referring to is "$", but that's not in the worksheet name.
0
Comment
Question by:Barry Sweezey
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Bill Ross
ID: 34893202
Hi Barry,

The first time a saved import is created irt runs from the script.  Subsequent runs are pulled from the saved script so if the script does not save correctly then there are problmes.  I would suggest removing the $ and any other non standard characters from your naming.  Make sure your tables and file names are scrubbed of special characters as well.

That should make it work.

regards,

Bill
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Bill Ross
ID: 34893215
Hi again,

As a follow up - remove spaces as well from both table/field names and file names.

Bill
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 34900353
And just to be sure, get rid of the underscore as well.
0
Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

 

Accepted Solution

by:
Barry Sweezey earned 0 total points
ID: 34918404
Instead of replacing the old file with a new one, I created an Excel file from scratch and paste the data into it every day.  I created a Saved Import using that file, and that import works every day.  The dollar signs were not in anything that was visible to me. When the import complained about "Import$", the name of the worksheet was "Import".  
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Barry Sweezey
ID: 34949733
I regard this as a work around.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:jimfox99
ID: 40081059
I agree.  It would be nice if either Microsoft fixed the bug or somebody found a reliable "automated work-around", i.e., no "paste every day" step.
0

Featured Post

Does Your Cloud Backup Use Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain technology has already revolutionized finance thanks to Bitcoin. Now it's disrupting other areas, including the realm of data protection. Learn how blockchain is now being used to authenticate backup files and keep them safe from hackers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Phishing attempts can come in all forms, shapes and sizes. No matter how familiar you think you are with them, always remember to take extra precaution when opening an email with attachments or links.
This article shows how to get a list of available printers for display in a drop-down list, and then to use the selected printer to print an Access report or a Word document filled with Access data, using different syntax as needed for working with …
In Microsoft Access, learn the trick to repeating sub-report headings at the top of each page. The problem with sub-reports and headings: Add a dummy group to the sub report using the expression =1: Set the “Repeat Section” property of the dummy…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…
Suggested Courses

800 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question