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Export MS Access tables to SQL files

Posted on 2013-12-04
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I have a MS Access database on a PC. I want to export some (not all) of the tables in Access to a sql formatted file so I can sub-sequentially import them to a MySQL database on a web server; I know all bout doing the import part.

How can I export data from Access to .sql files?
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by:PatHartman
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.sql is not a standard file format.  You're going to need to tell us what you want it to contain.  In any event, since it isn't standard, there is no built in export for it so you would need to write code to make it happen.

Can't you import .csv or .txt files into MySQL to transfer data?  Those are standard and can be created using point and click in the GUI or with a single line of VBA code.
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by:Richard Korts
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PatHartman

Yes, I can use txt tab delimited. Can you point me in the right direction?

Thanks
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Use the External Data tab if you want to do this through the GUI.  To do it in code, you would use the TransferText Method.  Help is very good once you know what you need.
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by:Richard Korts
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PatHartman

See attached. It thinks I want to IMPORT not EXPORT. How do I tell it (Access) that IT want to EXPORT?
export-access.jpg
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Sorry, I do mostly imports so that was a reflexive answer.  

To export, right click on the table or query and choose Export and then the file type.  The export dialog will open and you may need to push the "Advanced" button to change certain options.
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by:Richard Korts
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Works great, thanks.

Years ago I worked with Access a lot; seems odd that Export & Import are not "mirrors" of each other.

But it works!
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