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Posted on 2012-04-02
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I was given a table on access database that need to be exported into an existing database in access , the column names are different but the data will fit into the existing table,  there are however columns that will remain null.


How would I do this?  I cannot select copy past since the data is not same order,,,
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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you will need to create a query against the source table that will match the fields of the destination table.

if you find it difficult to do this, upload a copy of the source db and destination db.
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by:TonyReba
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I have both tables now in a same database.

But I need to copy fields from table 2 to table 1,

Is there any nechanism in access to do this , do I have to create a custom query???
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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<Is there any nechanism in access to do this> Yes, the query i mentioned above
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How do I run it
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IrogSinta earned 1200 total points
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Insert this in a query SQL view.
INSERT INTO DestinationTable (NameOfColumn1, NameOfColumn2) SELECT NameOfSourceColumn1,  NameOfSourceColumn2 FROM SourceTable
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by:TonyReba
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got it this is the query used:

INSERT INTO tbl_Providers(Provider_Type,Group_Business_Name,Address,Address2,City,State,Zip)
SELECT
ProviderType,
PHARM_NAME,
Address1,
Address2,
CITY,
STATE,
ZIP_CD_5 FROM s ;
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