MS Access 2007 :When running an a saved excel import we get "The specification failed to execute. Try recreating the specification." What could I try to solve this issue ?

Please advise.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
From Access Ribbon

External Data > Import Group, click on Excel

select the button for  > Import the source data ...
click the Browse button and locate and select the excel file you want to import, click OK

follow the Import Spreadsheet wizard . click on Next  until you reach the part to specify a table name, click finish

in the window that show Save Import Steps, check the box and give the Import step a name or accept the proposed name and click on Save Import

you can then use that saved import steps next time you import the excel file with fresh information.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
You did not post any specifics...

Ultimately you cannot just make one Import spec and use it to import "different" files.
The spec is specific to the file it was created for.
Any file that you try to import using the same spec may fail unless it has the EXACT same parameters as the original file.
The same number of fields
The same datatype
The same delimiters
...ect...

JeffCoachman
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
post at #a40972773 should resolve this issue.
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