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Access Export to ASCII text file not formatted properly

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I have several tables that I wish to export, into fixed width ASCII, from an Access 2010 .accdb. I have built the "specification tables" for each and created a Macro to export the tables to the appropriate FTP directory. The Macro will be run many times and the results must be in the precise format of the specification table as the data will be imported into a database by my client.

Attached is a Word document that contains screen shots of the specification table, shots of the export Wizard and a screen shot of the exported data.

I have done this in the past, in other Access databases and had no problems however, this one has me stumped. I have re-created the specification table, compacted and repaired the database, exported the data tables to a new database but nothing seems to change the results.

Can someone help me to determine why the resulting .txt is not in fixed width columns. OR, provide suggested VBA code to accomplish an export, routinely, to a properly formatted text file.

Thanks
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Gustav Brock earned 500 total points
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Can't tell, but don't export the table.
Create a query whery you use Format to force to requested format on the offending fields, then export the query.

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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upload a db with the table...
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