Tracking Forums, Newsgroups, Maling Lists
Home Scripts Tutorials Tracker Forums
  Advanced Search
  HOME    TRACKER    MS ACCESS & have generously sponsored dedicated servers and web hosting to ensure a reliable and scalable dedicated hosting solution for

Ignoring Rows In File Import

I am currently trying to import a text file into an Access (2000) Table. My text file has a header line (first record) and a footer line (last record) which I want to ignore when importing. I am sure someone out there would have had a need to do something similar to this in the past. I am wondering if someone can point me in the right direction.

I have tried a few different google searches and nothing promising seems to come back. Mostly just references to check the first line for field headings box.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

View Complete Forum Thread with Replies
Sponsored Links:

Related Messages:
Import Excel File Into Exisiting Table... Ignoring Duplicate Records
I am creating a small Access application that will allow me to update my Call handling system's site table.
It uses an mdb file, and I wish to add new sites (from new contracts) to the SCSite table.

I recieve regular updates of new sites from existing customers, so want to create a simple macro that will

1: import (from an excel file) the new sites and add these to the existing SCSite table
2: Check for duplicate records using the Site_Num primary key
3: Merge non duplicate records into existing SCSite table.

Is this possible, and if so - how? VBA? Macro builder? Query?

A Swift response would be great, I have had a look through previous posts - but to no avail!

View Replies !   View Related
TransferText Import Ignoring The First Line
I am currently importing data using the the "TransferText" method in Visual Basic; e.g., expression.TransferText(TransferType, SpecificationName, TableName, FileName, HasFieldNames, HTMLTableName, CodePage)

Per the above description, I can either include the first line as a field name, or as data. Is there any way to simply ignore this data row and start the import from row 2 onwards?

Thanks as always


View Replies !   View Related
Text File To MS Excel Multiple File Import Application

I would like to automate something presently done on a one-by-one basis. Here: a number of text files(containing data) are to be exported into an MS Excel file, with each text file to occupy a different worksheet. Presently, the idea is to use the Data/import external data/import data feature of MS Excel for importing the text files one-by-one into newly created worksheets(within the same workbook).

I would appreciate some advice on how to go about creating a useful MS Access application to achieve the above. I have checked the available Macros in MS Access, but I could not find one to suit my purpose. can anyone pls assist, on how I can get started?


View Replies !   View Related
Import A Text File Weekly Within A Batch File
hello everyone, i really need some detailed help as the deadline is approaching and I need to find a solution for this. Any help would be greatly appreciated

I currently have a batch file that ftps a text file from a Red Hat Linux Server to my W2k C:. I would like to make another command in the batch file that imports this text file into an existing access table. I would like the text file to repopulate the table everytime it is imported. I do not want the data added on to the existing data in the table.

Thank you for your time and insight.!!!:)

View Replies !   View Related
Import Name ONLY Of A (.tif) File
I have MANY scanned image (.tif) files in multiple folders based on certain criteria. I need to find a way to import only the names of these (.tif) files into a table or even into an excel spreadsheet. Since they are scanned images you can not do a simple copy / paste.

I would appreciate if anyone has any ideas how this could be mastered

View Replies !   View Related
HELP HELP! Automate Import Of A .csv File
I was working on project that involved writing the data into Access database using a C program. The insert query execution was taking very long, so I decided to write to a .csv file and then import it to one of the desired tables. This worked very fast as compared to directly writing to the DB. Now I want to automate this process. The user should specify the file name at the command prompt and I want to call a script so that the script automatically imports the contents of the .csv file into the access DB. I already have connection established to the DB. All I am looking for is the script that can automatically import the .csv file into access DB. Please help me out. :confused:

View Replies !   View Related
Import An Excel File
I have an excel file worksheet(player info sheet)that the user would input information. I then copy that info into another worksheet(player info) in the data fields that I have defined in Access. I then open up my Access database and do a file-get external data-import. I then select my excel file and the worksheet named "player info". I get the import fine but there is a table that gets created that is called: 'Player Info Sheet$'_ImportErrors. I cannot figure out why. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

View Replies !   View Related
Import A .sql File In Access
Hello All

Hopefully someone can help me here.

I have been given a .sql file which I want to upload into an access database.

When I open the file this is the heading in notepad (which I hope helps)

SQLyog Community Edition- MySQL GUI v6.05
Host - 5.0.37-community-nt : Database - sft_provisiontool
************************************************** *******************

I am not sure now though how to import this into access.

Can anyone help?



View Replies !   View Related
Import File Problem
:mad: Hi,

I m really struggling now with this problem.

I am importing a csv file with addresses and Post Codes on into a Properties Table. However, when I import the csv file, there is another field in the table called Area. I want the import routine to somehow use a lookup table that will contain all Post Codes and what Area they are in and then insert the relevant Area in each record in the properties table. I have tried using DLOOKUP in an update query but this just inserts the first Area in the lookup table into all records in the Property Table.

Any help would be much appreciated.


View Replies !   View Related
CSV File Import To AC97
A curious problem, I import CSV data into an AC97 table and this has worked without any problems for years. However we have recently taken on a new member of staff and one of the fields being loaded are his initials 'SF' and this results in Import errors. I tested any other letters 'ME','MF' etc. and no problem - is 'SF' some kind of reserved word ?.
Simple solution - call him 'SEB' not 'SF', but I wondered if anybody else has come across this ?

View Replies !   View Related
Import SQL Query From File

I create SQL queries on my wesite and I put them in files for the user (.sql, but any file type would be possible). I would like them to easily import them in their MS Access.

I can copy the SQL-line and paste it in Acces' Design View -> Query menu -> SQL Specific -> Select Union. But I think that is too complicated. I would just like to import them from a file to make it easier for the user of my site.

Is that possible?

View Replies !   View Related
Import Specification File
In Access 2000 there is an Advanced button in the import dialog that that allows me to create a, for lack of a better term, template specification for importing files. I'm now using Access 2003 and I do not see this functionality. The reason this is a problem is that I am importing an Excel file where one of the fields has numbers and text in the same field. Ideally it would import the entire field as text but it's importing the text and putting a #NUM! where all my numbers should be. The Specification dialog box solved this problem in the past but it looks as though they've taken away this functionality. Does anyone have a solution? BTW: Formatting the EXCEL file in EXCEL does not solve this problem.

View Replies !   View Related
Run Import File In Switchboard
hello guys!

need your help, i need to run the import file in a switchboard. is this possible? thanks in advance!

View Replies !   View Related
Import From A Text File
I have a log file that records an action in following format.
50144021 12-17-2004 21:00:44 Mail Sent Subject: Test file TO:

I want my database to look into this file and return the date/time of the last send in the log to match up with a record in one of my tables that has following fields: "email","last sent", "subject". ( The match will be done on the email address)

I can therefore look at each record and identify when each email address was last sent the file

Any help would be much appreciated

View Replies !   View Related
Import Txt File But NOT The First Three Lines?
I have a csv file, I am able to import it using the vba commande docmd.TransferText action. But the first three lines are made up of headers. I do not want to import these.

Field1, Field2, Fileld3,

Is there a way that I skip out the first 3 lines of the text file? ie only import from row 4 onwards?

Please Help

My current transfer method also creates a table of errors for the first three lines (as they do not match the data type spoecified by the target table). It also creates a whole lot of null fields in the first three rows of the table. I am running a loop for a whole lot of csv files so you can imagine I'm generating a lot of error import table. If I could import only rows 4 onwards there would be peace in the universe!

View Replies !   View Related
Import From 12 Files To One File

I need help with the code to import information from 12 files (each with a different name) into one file. The files are text files that are generated on a monthly basis, so are therefore called 0106_DC_CMAR, 0206_DC_CMAR, and so on. I have to build an interface for a user to push a button that will enable her to import the file. For example, the June file is ready to be imported into the database, so how do I tell it (code it) to point to June's file (0606_DC_CMAR) and put it in the main file?

View Replies !   View Related
Import Excel File
Does anyone know if there is a special way to import a CSV file starting from a specific row. I have CSV files and the first row is header information. The file info doesn't actually start until the second row. I know I can write a MODULE to do the task but is there an import specification I can use?


View Replies !   View Related
Text File Import
Hi all. Another question that i hope ya'll can answer.

I'm trying to take a comma divided text file and import the raw data from there into one Access table to allow for various data manipulations with the end result being a very nice printable report. Unfortunately, I can only get the data in a plain text file, and not a CSV file.

What I'm looking for is a method to where I can import one or many of these text files into a database at one time via a fairly automatic process (pressing a button to load all the text files in a given directory would work), and have the data filtered according to the pre-defined variables in the text file itself (which could just be pre-entered into the database as a template). How would I go about doing this?

p.s. If anyone wants to see an Excel file of a manual data sort to see what i'm talking about, please e-mail me and I'll send it off.

p.p.s. Thanks for any help you can give me

raw text file data (there's more, but this will suffice as an example):

price,volRemaining,typeID,range,orderID,volEntered ,minVolume,bid,issued,duration,stationID,regionID, solarSystemID,jumps,
4500000.0,16.0,25619,32767,512583166,16,1,False,20 07-09-04,7,60006655,10000043,30003562,12,
5010707.0,3.0,25619,32767,511108734,3,1,False,2007 -09-03,30,60006658,10000043,30003563,12,
5523022.0,2.0,25619,32767,512004088,2,1,False,2007 -09-04,14,60008494,10000043,30002187,2,

View Replies !   View Related
Sorting By Ignoring × And +
I have a table of plant names such as


Note that the multiplication and plus signs are part of the names.

If I sort the table (A-Z) I get


What I would like to see is


I am not a programmer so need to be led by the hand, but can anyone see a way of achieving this which I could copy? My simple mind tells me that I have somehow to suppress the × and + during the sort. But how?

View Replies !   View Related
Odd File Format For Import By Bank

Working with a bank that wants a file from us so they can import into their check reconciliation program. Got the export from the accounting program working for the info they need, but the bank guy says he needs a file structure like this:

(first row is header..don't worry about what the stuff means for now)
(rest of rows are details)

notice the line breaks between header and rows? Wouldn't this call for a line break and mess up an import program? Bank guy isn't a database person and is clueless


View Replies !   View Related
Import Delimited CSV File With Over 255 Fields

I've got a situation where I'm needing to normalize a delimited .CSV file on a routine basis. The .CSV file has 369 fields. When normalized correctly, the true data should only be about 60 fields.

I didn't think this would be such a hard thing... just import the first 255 fields into one table, and the remaining fields into another table. Then, using a query... normalize the database as necessary.

I've scoured this topic all over... I've seen solutions for "fixed width" files, but not delimited. The only helpful thread I've found says that this is possible only through very complicated parsing through the file.

That's where I'm stuck... This is definitely over my head. If anyone has any help on this I sure would apprecaite it.

View Replies !   View Related

Copyright © 2005-08, All rights reserved