Access VBA Reference Specific Excel Worksheet

Posted on 2013-12-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Hello ~  I'm looking for the syntax to reference a specific worksheet within an Excel file, "Song.xlsx", to import into an Access table.  The worksheet is the #2 tab and is named "Tune".

I have tried:

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml, "tblTest", "U:\Song.xlsx.Sheets(2)", True

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml, "tblTest", "U:\Song.xlsx.Sheets(Tune)", True

No Joy!

'Would appreciate ideas.
'Will ck back in AM.

Question by:Chi Is Current
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pls try

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml, "tblTest", "U:\Song.xlsx", True, "Tune!"

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DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml, "tblTest", "U:\Song.xlsx", True, "Tune!A1:C5"

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Gustav Brock earned 500 total points
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It is something like:

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel12Xml, "tblTest", "U:\Song.xlsx", True, "Tune$"


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by:Chi Is Current
ID: 39728164
Hello  Rgonzo1971 and /Gustav ~

Thank you both for your replies.

Examples: #1 and #3, above, DO run, DO create a new table and DO find the "Tune" tab (!);
however both print only column names and neither imports any of the data on the spreadsheet!


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by:Chi Is Current
ID: 39728194
Looking at the import Errors log, I'm seeing many "Type Conversion Failure" errors.

I'm surprised, as the tblTEST is being created each time...

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by:Chi Is Current
ID: 39728226
OOOOOOOOOOK, I am seeing "Type Conversion Failure" errors for data in fields that does not conform to datatype of the target table's fields.

Even when all target table fields' datatypes are set to TEXT, import fails for records containing HYPHENS in some fields....

Any way to allow importing hyphens into text fields???

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