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Posted on 2016-11-24
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Hi Experts,
    I have a table in MS Access  with fields like DocName, Path , DocAndVersion

      I need to create 100s of rows of dummy data from a given row and I am looking a way to do that
        (If you think doing it in Excel is easier, That solution is also fine)

The sample row is
         Doc1     \\Server\MyPath\Doc1_V1.pdf    Doc1/V1
         Doc1     \\Server\MyPath\Doc1_V2.pdf    Doc1/V2

 Two  typical dummy rows copied would look like  
       Doc2        \\Server\MyPath\Doc2_V1.pdf     Doc2/V1
       Doc2        \\Server\MyPath\Doc2_V2.pdf     Doc2/V2
       Doc3        \\Server\MyPath\Doc3_V1.pdf     Doc3/V1
       Doc3        \\Server\MyPath\Doc3_V2.pdf     Doc3/V2
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Question by:Sam OZ
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by:Pawan Kumar
ID: 41901114
Try...

SELECT DocName, Path , DocAndVersion
FROM YourTableName
UNION ALL
SELECT DocName, Path , DocAndVersion
FROM YourTableName

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by:Sam OZ
ID: 41901122
I was looking for creating new dummy rows . Please give a solution ,if you have, for it
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by:Pawan Kumar
ID: 41901123
Pls confirm.

Actual
Doc2        \\Server\MyPath\Doc2_V1.pdf     Doc2/V1


New you wanted to create
Doc2        \\Server\MyPath\Doc2_V2.pdf     Doc2/V2
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Author Comment

by:Sam OZ
ID: 41901124
Hi Pawan,
     Yes , that is correct
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by:Pawan Kumar
ID: 41901129
Hi,
Pls try,..

SELECT DocName, Path , DocAndVersion
FROM YourTableName
UNION ALL
SELECT DocName, Path , REPLACE(DocAndVersion,'V1','V2') AS DocAndVersion
FROM YourTableName

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by:Sam OZ
ID: 41901135
My Apologies!!  I probably overlooked your  previous question . The creation I am looking is below ( Also I need 1000s of rows created Doc2, Doc3, Doc4..... Doc1000

Actual
Doc1        \\Server\MyPath\Doc1_V1.pdf     Doc1/V1


New you wanted to create a new row
Doc2        \\Server\MyPath\Doc2_V1.pdf     Doc2/V1
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Gustav Brock earned 500 total points
ID: 41901235
Run a double loop to create from Doc1/V1 to Doc1000/V9:
Dim rs As DAO.Recordset

Dim DocId As Long
Dim VerId As Long
Dim DocName As String
Dim VerName As String

Set rs = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("YourTable")

For DocId = 1 to 1000
    For VerId = 1 to 9
        DocName = "Doc" & CStr(DocId)
        VerName = "V" & CStr(VerId)
        rs.AddNew
            rs!DocName.Value = DocName
            rs!Path.Value = "\\Server\MyPath\" & DocName & "_" & VerName & ".pdf"
            rs!DocAndVersion.Value = DocName & "/" & VerName  
        rs.Update
    Next
Next
rs.Close

Set rs = Nothing

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/gustav
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by:Pawan Kumar
ID: 41901298
Try..

DECLARE @Looper INTEGER
SET @Looper = 1

CREATE TABLE Pawan (DocName VARCHAR(100)   , Path VARCHAR(100)  , DocAndVersion VARCHAR(100) )

WHILE @Looper < 1001
BEGIN

	INSERT INTO Pawan(DocName,Path,DocAndVersion)
	SELECT DocName, Path , REPLACE(DocAndVersion,'V1', 'V' + str(@Looper) ) AS DocAndVersion

	SELECT @Looper = @Looper + 1

END


---Operations ....


DROP TABLE Pawan

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