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Use Excel Automation from MSAccess VBA to Import a Text File and Save as Workbook

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I have a text file that has been importing via Excel with VBA and gets saved as a workbook. I want to do the same with automation in MSAccess. I am getting a compile error on the Workbooks.OpenText method: Expected function or variable. Can you help me with the syntax? I have attached the txt file to import and the Access accdb that needs to run the automation.

Here is the code that works in Excel VBA:
Private Sub ImportTextFile1()

'Import order data
Workbooks.OpenText Filename:="C:\Dev\OrderTest.txt", Origin:=936, _
        StartRow:=1, DataType:=xlFixedWidth, FieldInfo:=Array(Array(0, 1), Array(4, _
        2), Array(12, 2), Array(32, 2), Array(34, 1), Array(48, 1), Array(60, 1), Array(76, 1), _
        Array(84, 1), Array(102, 2), Array(112, 2), Array(121, 2), Array(129, 2)), _
        TrailingMinusNumbers:=True

'Save the file
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:= _
        "C:\Dev\Order.xls", _
        FileFormat:=xlNormal, Password:="", WriteResPassword:=""

End Sub
TestDB.accdb
OrderTest.txt
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Question by:venture-it
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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You have assigned excel zone. Do you need any help with excel?
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peter57r earned 500 total points
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Modify as follows to use in Access...(assumes Excel is not running)

Private Sub ImportTextFile1()

Dim xlApp As Object
Const xlfixedwidth = 2    
Const xlnormal = -4143
Set xlApp = CreateObject("Excel.Application")


'Import order data
xlApp.Workbooks.OpenText FileName:="C:\Dev\OrderTest.txt", Origin:=936, _
        StartRow:=1, DataType:=xlfixedwidth, FieldInfo:=Array(Array(0, 1), Array(4, _
        2), Array(12, 2), Array(32, 2), Array(34, 1), Array(48, 1), Array(60, 1), Array(76, 1), _
        Array(84, 1), Array(102, 2), Array(112, 2), Array(121, 2), Array(129, 2)), _
        TrailingMinusNumbers:=True

'Save the file
xlApp.ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs FileName:= _
        "C:\Dev\Order.xls", _
        FileFormat:=xlnormal, Password:="", WriteResPassword:=""


xlApp.Quit
Set xlApp = Nothing

End Sub
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by:venture-it
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Thanks, this is exacly what I needed.
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