Access Import .csv file Time Value error

Posted on 2013-05-22
Last Modified: 2013-05-23
I am using Access2003 and trying to import the following two .csv files.  I am consistently getting the error about not being able to convert the fields in:

Punch Time

Actual Start
Actual End

I have even tried linking to the .csv file and even get errors doing that.  These are being formatted as Date/Time upon linking or import.

I DO NOT want to store these as text values in the database.  How can I get these to convert?
Question by:ndornack
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aikimark earned 250 total points
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The problem with the data in the fields is that it is only the time component of a date/time value.  The Access import code can not understand such (dateless) values as date/time values.

You can write code to do the import without the use of a temporary table.  However, I do not think you will be able to do a direct import of your CSV data using the Access import functions.
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Gustav Brock earned 250 total points
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Don't import the files but link them with the time fields as text.

Then create a query to read the data using TimeValue to convert the time fields:

  TimeValue([PunchTime]) AS RealPunchTime


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