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Access 2010 Import all .txt files in Database directory

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I have a template database that I move to different directories based on which who’s data I need to process.  I need a button on my form that will find the location of the current database and import all .txt files located in the subdirectory “Import Files”.
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private sub btn_click()

dim txtFile as string, strFolder as string
strFolder=currentproject.path & "\Import Files\"

txtFile=dir(strFolder & "*.txt")

while txtFile<>""
      debug.print strFolder & txtFile
     
      'place your codes your here to import the text files

      docmd.transfertext acimport,"import spec Name", "tableName", strfolder & txtFile,true



      txtFile=dir
wend

end sub


note: currentproject.path  'points to the folder where database is
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I need a little more help.  Attached is an example of a file I will be importing.  Also I will be importing it into a table name "imports" with field names "Function" and "SSN".  The "2," is the function and the 9 digits that follow is the SSN "111111111".  Can you refine your code based on this information?
01.txt
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james125,

do you already have an "import specification" created for importing these files ?
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I'm saving it now.
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