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Need to use VBA to create CSV comma delimited file for Access 2k

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Hello,

My access application has a problem and the Export Specification wizard will not work.  I don't have the original disk so I need to create a CSV file from a query programmatically.

The column names of the query will change from time to time, but the name will not.

Can anyone help?

I guess I can use a maketable query then the recordset object to walk through the code, but I would think there should be a more straight forward approach.  I tried using the recordset object to cycle through the query without any luck.

This is a weekend project for me, so I need to get this code working today.

Thanks.
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by:Kelvin Sparks
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Try something like
Docmd.OutputTo acOutputTable, tName,acFormatCSV, sName,False

Where tname is the table you created in the maketable you suggested and sname will be the path and filename you want to output to. The False at the end just stops the output from opening (change to true if you want it to automatically open after being created.

Kelvin
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 1600 total points
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So here's an example:

 Dim strExportRecord as string

' Open your datasource (query or table)

' Open your output file:
       iFileNum = FreeFile
      Open "C:\TEMP\MyFile.txt" For Append As #iFileNum

' Write a header out to the text file here if you need it.

' Loop reading records in and build up output recs
Do until rs.EOF
   strExportRecord = Chr$(34) & rst![myTextField] & chr$(34) & ", "
   strExportRecord = strExportRecord & rst![myNumericField] & ","
   strExportRecord = strExportRecord & rst![LastfieldNoComma]

  ' Write the record out
   Print #iFileNum, strExportRecord

   rst.MoveNext
Loop

' Done - close the file
   Close #iFileNum

Jim.


 strExportRecord = ""
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chr$(34) by the way is the quote (") and using it is one way to get a quote inside a string argument.

Jim.
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by:pcalabria
ID: 40223728
Thanks to both of you!

Kelvin,  I never was able to get this to work with a comma delimited file, but can see how this solution will help in the future.

Jim, you did it again!
Thanks!
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