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Access 2010 Freezes Trying to Import Excel Data

Posted on 2016-09-07
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Did a search here, and all of the previous postings I could find were regarding using VBA or accessing a server.  My issue is far more simple: I cannot manually import a spreadsheet into Access.  I thought my spreadsheet was too big or complex or because it has some drop down selections, so I make a test spreadsheet with just three field headings and the number "1" in one row of data underneath; won't import that either.  I found a suggesting in a Google search to allow any and all macros for both Access and Excel; made no difference.  I'm hoping for something less disruptive than removing and reinstalling Access.

OS:  Windows 10-64
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Question by:Mike Caldwell
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crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access earned 500 total points
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try this:
copy values from Excel including (only one) row of column labels. Then right-click in Navigation Pane of Access and choose Paste to make a new table (that can then do something with).

If that doesn't get it, copy selected information in Excel to a new sheet and Paste Values.  Then use the above  process or the standard import from Access (make sure Excel workbook is saved and closed).
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Good suggestion.  In the course of trying this I also just restarted the PC, and that fixed it.
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You are welcome ~ glad you got it, Mike
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