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Need VBA code to browse for Excel file to import into Access table

Posted on 2013-06-06
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This is my current code.  But instead of this I want the user to be able to browse to their C; driveto find the Excel file to import into the table.

    'Import Excel file into tblTempImport
    DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12, "tblTempImport", "C:\Users\Steve\Desktop\Import Files\ImportFile.xlsx", True

What would I replace this code with?
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by:Helen Feddema
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Use the FileDialog object, as in this code:

Public Function SelectXLFile() As String
'Requires Office XP (2002) or higher
'Requires a reference to the Microsoft Office Object Library
'Created by Helen Feddema 25-Jan-2011
'Last modified 25-Jan-2011

On Error GoTo ErrorHandler

   Dim fd As Office.FileDialog
   Dim varSelectedItem As Variant
   Dim strFileNameAndPath As String
   
   'Create a FileDialog object as a File Picker dialog box.
   Set fd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
   
   With fd
      .AllowMultiSelect = False
      .Title = "Browse for Excel File"
      .ButtonName = "Select"
      .Filters.Clear
      .Filters.Add "Documents", "*.xls; *.xlsx; *.xlsm", 1
      .InitialView = msoFileDialogViewDetails
      If .Show = -1 Then
         'Get selected item in the FileDialogSelectedItems collection
         'Have to use collection even if just one item is selected
         For Each varSelectedItem In .SelectedItems
            strFileNameAndPath = CStr(varSelectedItem)
         Next varSelectedItem
      Else
         Debug.Print "User pressed Cancel"
         strFileNameAndPath = ""
      End If
   End With
   
   SelectXLFile = strFileNameAndPath
   
ErrorHandlerExit:
   Set fd = Nothing
   Exit Function

ErrorHandler:
   MsgBox "Error No: " & Err.Number _
      & " in SelectXLFile procedure; " _
      & "Description: " & Err.Description
   Resume ErrorHandlerExit

End Function

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by:MzLiberty
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Nevermind I figured it out. Thanks!
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