Excel Import into Access 2007

Posted on 2012-04-05
Last Modified: 2012-04-15
I need to export a spreadsheet sheet  into a new Access Table. No problem doing so, when I manually run the import, the rows come into the table in the same order as the spreadsheet, which is exactly what I want. When I run this in a Macro using RunSavedImportExport, the import works fine, but the order of the data is different than in the original spreadsheet. This is a problem for me as I use the contents of the data in the first 3 rows to run a series of modules.

How do I keep the same order in the table as I had in the spreadsheet? I am not using any Keys or auto numbering?
Question by:rrudolph
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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This is why I try to create a "Numbering" (SortBy) column in Excel too.

This way even if the data comes in with the wrong order, you can resort the fields (via Indexing or setting the SortBy column as the Primary key) in the Access table correctly.

Perhaps another Expert has something more elegant...
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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use recordsets, read the excel file, row by row and insert to table as you go.

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rrudolph earned 0 total points
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Can you point me to a code snippet that would show this in action:

Spreadsheet Name is:  MasterPrice_Template.xls
Sheet Name is: Export
Access Table is PriceImport

Keep in mind, I never know how many columns or rows the spreadsheet will have

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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upload a copy of the db and excel file
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 250 total points
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A table, technically, does not have an "Order"
If you need the records in a certain order, then why not simply create query to sort them in that order?

In other words, I am not quite sure why the table needs to import in a certain order...
If the table does not import in your specific order, then make a query to do so...

A query can be used just like a table in most cases...

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I ended up adding a key field programatically and sorting the record set the way I wanted to read the records. Nobody furnished a silver bullet, but all help was appreciated and did confirm what I already suspected.

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