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I have a txt file that I want to export/append to a ODBC Database on a daily basis, Would I need software that needs to do this or can a script be run to do so ?

Below is an example of what the file format looks like every day parc2.txt
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Use VBScript to connect to your ODBC database, read txt file, create and execute insert statements...

creating an odbc connection using vbscript
http://www.visualbasicscript.com/creating-an-odbc-connection-using-vbscript-m54220.aspx
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Can you state the backend database type - I know you have stated it is ODBC compliant but if its an MSSQL instance you can use the BCP utility to "Bulk Copy" a text file into a database.
(There are other tools for other databases vendors)

Microsoft details for the utility are here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa174646(v=sql.80).aspx

So for example to import park2.txt into a table called CarparkTemp in SQL Server SQL-SVR-1 would be
bcp dbo.CarparkTemp in park2.txt /SSQL-SVR-1 /UsqlimportUser -Ppassword

You may need to create a format file (fmt) to define your data types but it may be easier than developing your own vbscript to perform the import for you.
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Thank you, I believe that this puts me on the right track. I have sql express installed, will this work? as I'm trying to accumulate raw data for later access by a crystal report. I can also use access or Excel to accumulate/append data.
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Thank you, I believe that this puts me on the right track. I have sql express installed, will this work? as I'm trying to accumulate raw data for later access by a crystal report. I can also use access or Excel to accumulate/append data.
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Thank you.
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