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How to check csv header before Access 2000 import?

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Last Modified: 2016-02-11
A company leaves a csv file on a server every night. A script downloads it and then an Access 2000 MDB attempts to import it with an Import Specification.

However, the company may change the header at any time, including changing the order of the fields, names of the fields, or adding or deleting fields. This happens rarely.

What is a way to check the header of the csv file first, perhaps by comparing it to a saved version?
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