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.
I have a text file that I am trying to import into my Access 2000 Database. The file has a header and a footer that do not match the columns in the text file. I am wondering if there is a way to import the file in Access and tell it to ignore the first row and the last row.
The way I have to do things at the moment is to manually open the text file and delete the header and footer and then save the text file.
Any assistance with this would be greatly appreciated.
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!
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
Hopefully the nature of this e-mail will be simple to convey and answer. I would like to know what would be the best way of preventing someone of importing a text file in more than once. Currently, I use the DoCmd.TransferText along with a specification sheet. The only unmapped fld in the table is fldImportDate which default date is set to Date().
Some ideas would be to create a second unmapped field and concatenate the value of two or three fields into fldImportKey. Would this work, and how would it affect the transfertext function? Honestly, I am not sure what would be the best avenue to explore... suggestions?
I have thousands of text files that contain one column of 935 numbers. What I want to do is have the ID field be the file name, and each of the 935 numbers go under a separate field. I would like to be able to query a range of filenames, and also a range of these numbers to be analysed by Excel. So in other words, 1 ID field and 935 data fields. These things are waves, so imagine 935 sets of (x,y) points that define a unique wave. The x is fixed (fields) and y changes (data).
I tried doing this in Excel, but the columns are too long to be rows, and I can't find a way to transpose them when I import them into Access. The 935 data fields are (almost) equally spaced values from 400 to 4000. The filenames look like "tu245983.txt" and like I said, I have probably upwards of ten thousand of them so I am really hoping I can automate the whole process.
Can I import a .dat file into Access or do I need to convert first? I cannot seem to import ...
As per the subject line, the import method is dropping the rows which contain any blank field. I have an excel to be imported into a table regularly, however, some fields remain blank.
If I fill all thefields with data, everything gets imported easily.
Has anyone else run into this issue before?
any help, much appreciated.
I currently have a form set up which opens a dialog box and the user selects the file they want to import and the file is then imported.
Works great and did exactly what I wanted....but no longer
I need to change my dialog box to allow for multiple selections and to import each one of these selections into my database so that I do not need to select and import a file one by one ten, fifteen times over
Can anyone help me out with this.
The current code I am using for the dialog box i found on utter access....it is below
Option Compare Database
Private Declare Function GetOpenFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" Alias _
"GetOpenFileNameA" (pOpenfilename As OPENFILENAME) As Long
Private Type OPENFILENAME
lStructSize As Long
hwndOwner As Long
hInstance As Long
lpstrFilter As String
lpstrCustomFilter As String
nMaxCustFilter As Long
nFilterIndex As Long
lpstrFile As String
nMaxFile As Long
lpstrFileTitle As String
nMaxFileTitle As Long
lpstrInitialDir As String
lpstrTitle As String
flags As Long
nFileOffset As Integer
nFileExtension As Integer
lpstrDefExt As String
lCustData As Long
lpfnHook As Long
lpTemplateName As String
Public Function ShowOpen(Filter As String, _
InitialDir As String, _
DialogTitle As String) As String
Dim OFName As OPENFILENAME
'Set the structure size
OFName.lStructSize = Len(OFName)
'Set the owner window
OFName.hwndOwner = 0
'Set the filter
OFName.lpstrFilter = Filter
'Set the maximum number of chars
OFName.nMaxFile = 255
'Create a buffer
OFName.lpstrFile = Space(254)
'Create a buffer
OFName.lpstrFileTitle = Space$(254)
'Set the maximum number of chars
OFName.nMaxFileTitle = 255
'Set the initial directory
OFName.lpstrInitialDir = InitialDir
'Set the dialog title
OFName.lpstrTitle = DialogTitle
'no extra flags
OFName.flags = 0
'Show the 'Open File' dialog
If GetOpenFileName(OFName) Then
ShowOpen = Trim(OFName.lpstrFile)
ShowOpen = ""
Private Sub cmdImportNew_Click()
Dim Filter As String
Dim InitialDir As String
Dim DialogTitle As String
Dim OutputStr As String
Dim FileNameLength As String
Dim filename As String
Dim strsql As String
Filter = "Text Files (*.txt)" + Chr$(0) + "*.txt" + Chr$(0) + _
"All Files (*.*)" + Chr$(0) + "*.*" + Chr$(0)
InitialDir = "J:KPProductionSheets"
DialogTitle = "Please Select Text file to Import"
OutputStr = ShowOpen(Filter, InitialDir, DialogTitle)
FileNameLength = Len(OutputStr)
filename = Mid(OutputStr, 46, FileNameLength)
FileNameLength = Len(filename)
FileNameLength = (FileNameLength - 5)
filename = Left(filename, (FileNameLength))
DoCmd.TransferText acImportFixed, "Inputer", "Table1", OutputStr
strsql = "SELECT Table1.Phone, '' AS [Result Code], Table1.First_nm, Table1.Last_nm, Table1.Company, Table1.Address_1, Table1.Address_2, Table1.City, Table1.State, Table1.Zip, Table1.Promo_id, Table1.Group_id, Table1.SIC_cd_desc, Table1.No_Emps INTO [" & filename & "] FROM Table1;"
DoCmd.DeleteObject acTable, "Table1"
MsgBox "File Imported Successfuly!", vbOKOnly + vbInformation, "Success"
Edited by: kixazz2529 on Wed Apr 2 16:33:03 EDT 2008.
Is there a code I can write in access where at the click of a button, an excel file could be imported from a specified file path and appended unto an existing table in access.
e.g. I have 5 different excel files in path C:Project each representing files from different country i.e. Slovenia, Mexico, Brazil, kenya and Angola. VBA has been written in excel such that files are automatically saved in the following format "shortname of country"_"PreviousMonth"&"current year" e.g. If i'm processing in July, Slovenia's file would have been saved as SLO_June2006.
I want a code i can write in access such that when a processor chooses which country shortname he/she intends to process at the main menu in July and clicks the button "Process", access goes to the file path C:Project and picks up the file of the shortname. I also need access to be able to know that the correct file to be picked up is the one for the previous month if there are more than one file for the country in that file path.
Thanks so much.
Is there a way with the Transfer Text command (or something else) to be able to select the location of the file being imported rather than having it preset?
I keep getting this error trying to import from an Excel file. I've tried moving the data to a different Excel file etc, etc...
I've scanned through the data (5,000 records) looking for anything out of the ordinary...nothing seems abnormal.
Anyone with a pointer, I'm listening.
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?
My latest project is to import report files, count how many rows are in each report file, and place the Filename and a RowCount in a table.
I am trying to modify the database that dannyseager was nice enough to help me with last week, but I have two issues I am unsure of...
1.) I need a way to tell my loop to stop when it find the string "Report Description" because all rows after this are metadata that we don't care about them. I was trying to use the following code, but it doesn't seem to work.
Do While Not (rsTemp.EOF) And Not (Left(rsTemp("Row"), 18) = "Report Description")
2.) I thought using the examples that truittb posted might help, but I wasn't sure how to write the counts and filenames to a table.
Is the way I am doing things okay, or would there be a much easier way?
Attached is a zipped copy of a.) My Database, b.) Report File, c.) What Should Be Included, and d.) Desired Output.
Any help would be appreciated.
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.!!!:)
I'm creating a DB that generates reports comparing sales order data from the current month and the previous month. The previous month's data exists in a .csv file that is exported out of our accounting system at the end of each month and named mmyyyy.csv. I would like to automate the import process of this .csv file so users don't have to select which file to import. I'm using the TransferText method to get half way there, but need some help.
When generating these reports the user inputs a date range in two text boxes on a form (DateFrom and DateTo). Is there a way to modify the TransferText method to import the .csv file whose name is one month prior to the month input in the DateFrom text box on the form?
Thanks in advance.
Is there a way to import a csv file (linked to the table) that has a file name of more than 64 characters? I am importing a file from the internet, but the 64 character count is preventing it from coming in. It is interesting to note that I can get the same file in Excel, but not Access. Maybe there is a trick to force Access to accept a longer file name?
Hi there, I am unable to export more than 65000 rows to a text file using Access 2000 and Win 2000. Does
anyone know of a fix or workaround - the problem appears to be that the Clipboard cannot handle 65000
rows - I also have access 97 installed and this works !?
Edited by: jrkerr on Fri Apr 22 11:06:45 EDT 2005.
I am trying to create a database that can pull information form a changing excel file. Only issue I have so far is that all the rows and not coming over. Example instead of 7 I only get 6. This of course will not work and can cause confusion. Does anyone know how to solve this?
I'm outputting a simple report with only 6 fields of data one below the other. Viewing the report all of the information is perfectly lined up one after the other. When I export the report to a text file a blank row has been added to the first and fourth rows.
I need the data to line up in the text file in 6 rows.
I've seen a couple of posts with similar problems but never a solution.
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
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?
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:
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.
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?
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.
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 ?
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?
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.
need your help, i need to run the import file in a switchboard. is this possible? thanks in advance!
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: email@example.com
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
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?
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!
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?