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importing CSV into Access 2010

Posted on 2013-05-28
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Hi all,

I have a large .CSV file, with four columns ( three text data types and a date field).

One column, which is a text data type has contents with both alphanumeric ( FR347726, GB228765, 3987663, FR209878) and numeric data.

I created a button in an access form, that enables me to browse to file location and import the 'csv file' into a table.  The table data types are the same as cvs file ( date field and 2 text fields)

Problem is that all the alpha numeric data in the lost once the import into access table happens.

How can i prevent the alphanumeric data from being dropped, without tweaking the csv contents..Maybe some like of code? please help.

Thanks

lynmke
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You would want to create an import specification, which would allow you to establish the field as a text data type. Start importing a sample file, without using your browse function, and when you selected the file, Choose Advanced, set up field type, and Save As. Give the file spec a name, and use that in your import code.

docmd.TransferText acImportDelim, 'specName', 'destinationTableName','Sourcefilename',  etc
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