Store the words in a .txt file in a table...

Posted on 2014-01-23
Last Modified: 2014-01-23
test.txt contails some text in multiple lines. There is alos some occassional blank lines in it.

Question: How to store the words in it in a table in Access.

A blank space(s) separates the words.

Thank you
Question by:Mike Eghtebas
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Expert Comment

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 39803910
have you tried importing the text file?

External Data > select Text file from Import group
follow the wizard

if you want to do this using automation, you need to create an import specification.
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Author Comment

by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 39803936
re> have you tried importing the text file?

The lines in the text file are sentenses. These sentenses need to be disected (maybe using split function/method). The array produced needs to be cycled and its content (the words) then could be entered in the table.

Or there maybe a better way to do this. I am a bit rusty doing the above I thought I ask for some assitance.


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Expert Comment

by:Helen Feddema
ID: 39803971
If there is some way you can get the words into cells of a table, then you can work with the table as a data source for import into an Access table.  See my old Code Sample 8 on this topic:
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Author Comment

by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 39803997
re:> If there is some way you can get the words into cells of a table

This is what I am trying to accomplish in this question. This is like a circular answere, lol.


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Expert Comment

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 39804020
you can read the text file line by line and decide how you want to treat the read lines.

post the text file here and explain how you want it parsed/dissected
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Author Comment

by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 39804183
I am disappointed at myself for not being able to describe this easily so others could understand it. Here I am repeating my original questions with examples:

test.txt contails some text in multiple lines.
---- test.txt--------
Water  date 5/78
tomorrow  yesterday ...

Monday appointment
---- end of test.txt--------

Question: How to store the words in it in a table in Access.

-------------tWord in Access----------
ID       Word         <-- field names
-----    -------
1      Water  
2      date
3     5/78
4    tomorrow  
5    yesterday
6    ...
--------------- end of the table tWord----

Please let me know if this is not clear,


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Accepted Solution

Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 400 total points
ID: 39804221
try this codes

Sub parseText()
Dim fName As String, j As Integer, sArr() As String, sLine As String
fName = CurrentProject.Path & "\test.txt"
Open fName For Input As #1
     Do Until EOF(1)
     Line Input #1, sLine
     If Len(sLine) > 0 Then
     sArr = Split(sLine, " ")
     For j = 0 To UBound(sArr)
          If Len(sArr(j)) > 0 Then
          CurrentDb.Execute "Insert into tWord(Word) values('" & sArr(j) & "')"
          End If
     End If
Close #1
End Sub
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Assisted Solution

by:Helen Feddema
Helen Feddema earned 100 total points
ID: 39804312
In my post I was referring to a Word table.  Sometimes you can get text into a table using the Word Text to Table command.  Then, once it is in a Word table, it can be imported from the Word table into an Access table.

In this case, though, using the Split function with an array might be the best solution, as in the previous post.
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Author Closing Comment

by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 39805146
Thank you.

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