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Hi,

Im loading excel data which has come from various data sources into an access database. The data types are not consistent, which means i keep getting paste errors on trying to paste into one master access table.

Is there any way i can avoid this error or am i doing something wrong?

Many thanks
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A very common approach is to import your raw data into a 'staging' table first, without attempting to format the initial import in any way.

You can use the TransferSpreadsheet command for this in VBA.

Once you do that, you can use VBA to read the initial import from the staging table and cleanup/format the data as needed to fit it's destination table, using INSERT and/or UPDATE queries or recordset code to add it to the needed tables.
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Yep, they are some good options, ive just went with linked tables now!
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Funny - I was just about to type up that you can also link the spreadsheet and use it in the same way as a staging table.

FWIW, I prefer the import option -- largely personal preference, but I find that to be a more flexible approach.
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