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Importing text file into access - deleting first record

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Hi Experts,

I have created a program in microsoft access VBA where I import a text file into an already created table in my database.  For some reason every time i import the file it deletes the first record.  

Here is my import specification code
DoCmd.TransferText acImportDelim, "scanner import specification", "scanner", Me.FName, True

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My 'scanner import specification' that i have set are not set to skip the first line.  In the preview of the import it shows all the data there, but whenever i import the first line is always missing.  Whenever I add a blank line in my text file it seems to work.

Thanks
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Question by:Natspap
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PatHartman earned 2000 total points
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The "True" at the end of the Import expression says that the file contains column headings.  If it doesn't, then Access would delete the first data line when doing the import.
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by:Natspap
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Worked perfect after i removed it!  Thank you!
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by:Treblok
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Thank you so much. Easy fix. ;-)
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