Access Linked excel CSV will not accept YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:SSAM/PM

Posted on 2012-08-25
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Last Modified: 2012-08-25
Access Importing and Linking Experts:
A #Num! error occurs When linking an Excel CSV that contains the date as YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:SSAM/PM.
Properties in the advanced dialogue are set and changing code page does not seem to help.
Seting to text displays the value.
IE: 2012-06-19 12:00AM
What if anything could we do to maintain the Date Format?
Question by:AMixMaster
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Expert Comment

by:Gustav Brock
ID: 38332892
Insert a space before AM/PM:



Author Comment

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The source data is a CSV file (report) generated by Cognos with data from an Oracle Database.  
The Access table is linked to the downloaded CSV report.  

Modifying the incoming data every time it is renewed would be required.  
I would prefer to set the import specs to recognize the data as it is recieved.  

The solution seems to be in the code page?  

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Accepted Solution

Gustav Brock earned 2000 total points
ID: 38333043
No, there is no code page issue here.

From your example data you can link the field as text.

Then create a query using the linked table as source.
For your date field, use the expression:

MyDate: IIf(IsDate([YourTextField]),DateValue([YourTextField]),Null)


Author Closing Comment

ID: 38333062
You are The Man!
Thanks Again!
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Expert Comment

by:Gustav Brock
ID: 38333147
You are welcome!


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