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Hi,

I'm not sure how difficult this is...but any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a table that I want to export into seperate files based on the data.  For example:

Table X has the following fields:

Name (John Smith, Joanne Smithers, Jordan Simpson)
ItemCategory (Shirt, Shoes, Socks)
OrderDate (04/10/2012, 04/12/2012, 04/15/2012)
RecurringOrder (monthly, weekly, yearly)

I want to create seperate CSV files based on the ItemCategory, OrderDate, and RecurringOrder.

Socks_4-10-2012_weekly.csv
Shirt_4-12-2012_monthly.csv
Shoes_4-15-2012_yearly.csv

So, when someone imports the Socks_4-10-2012_weekly.csv - they'll be getting all the records in the table that are for Socks that were ordered on 4-10-2012 and has a recurringOrder of weekly.

How can I export these .csv files from the same table source?

Thank you,
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Question by:Matt Olson
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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create a query using those criteria

select * from tableX
where itemcategory="socks" and OrderDate=#4/10/2012# and RecurringOrder="weekly"


you can use a form with three combo boxes, for itemCategory, OrderDate, and recurringorder

so the query criteria will be based upon the selections in the combo boxes.. like this

select * from tableX
where itemcategory=Forms!YourFormName!comboCategory and OrderDate=Forms!YourFormName!comboOrderDate and RecurringOrder=Forms!YourFormName!comboRecurringOrder


save the query as "myQuery", then export as .csv file
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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP earned 1500 total points
ID: 37830178
I would create separate queries to select the desired data for each export.
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by:Matt Olson
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thank you - i ended up creating multiple queries to get it to export correctly.
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