access 2007 - export table as pipe delimited text file.

I am pulling an sql table into access, so user can change some of the data. Would like the user to be able to export the file as pipe delimited text file. If we just export as text, it has the pipe delimiter, but it also adds lines between each record. How do we make it quit doing that?
qbjgqbjgConsultantAsked:
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peter57rCommented:
I can't think of any reason why you would export extra blank records.

Are you quite sure that your table does not have blank records in it?  And that the pipe symbol is not part of any data value?
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Philippe DamervalSenior Analyst ProgrammerCommented:
What is the problem with allowing it to add line feeds between records? It is part of the CSV format definition, which is the basis for the Access 2007 delimited text export engine. It might be easier just to strip the line feeds from the file after export.
I'll research the question while you give us a little more detail about what you're trying to do and why.

HTH

Philippe
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<If we just export as text, it has the pipe delimiter, but it also adds lines between each record. >
This is probably because you are using "OutPutTo" to do the Export...

Try using TransferText instead...
DoCmd.TransferText , "YourExportSpec", "YourTableName", "C:\YourFolder\YourFile.txt"
(Here obviously you will have to do the Export once and create/save your import Spec)
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Or do the export via custom code...

Dim rst As DAO.Recordset
Set rst = CurrentDb().OpenRecordset("SELECT Field1, Field2 FROM TourTable") 'Continue the Field sequence for all fields
    rst.MoveFirst

    Open "c:\YourFolder\YourFile.txt" For Output As #1
        Do Until rst.EOF
            Print #1, rst!Field1 & "!" & rst!Field2   'Continue this sequence for all fileds
            rst.MoveNext
        Loop
    Close #1
   
    MsgBox "Done"

rst.Close
Set rst = Nothing
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Ooops!

In my post you will have to change the delimiter from "!" to "|"

;-)

JeffCoachman
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qbjgqbjgConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help.
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