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Access 2003, my txt file export is running backwards

Posted on 2016-08-31
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I am trying to export a table into a txt file, tab delim. I have the export spec built. When I run the code below, the existing data from the destination file gets inserted into the table. In other words, it's running completely backwards:

Private Sub cmdGetInventoryData_Click()

txtExportName = "C:\AmazonFeeds\data.txt"

DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelimited, "AmazonInventoryCreateData", "Data2", txtExportName

End Sub

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by:TechieMD
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I believe acExportDelimited isn't a valid TransferType, and as such, is reverting to the default of acImportDelim.

Try acExportDelim instead of acExportDelimited:

Private Sub cmdGetInventoryData_Click()

txtExportName = "C:\AmazonFeeds\data.txt"

DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, "AmazonInventoryCreateData", "Data2", txtExportName

End Sub

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by:QMBB
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Derp. That was it.

BUT I found another problem... the exported data does not include the field names, and I need it to. I double checked the Saved Spec, even recreated it making sure the box was checked, but the written output is only showing me the records. Ideas?
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For that, we just add True for the next parameter (which is HasFieldNames):
Private Sub cmdGetInventoryData_Click()

txtExportName = "C:\AmazonFeeds\data.txt"

DoCmd.TransferText acExportDelim, "AmazonInventoryCreateData", "Data2", txtExportName, True

End Sub

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Niiiice... thanks much.
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