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Mar 13, 2006

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.

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I am creating a small Access application that will allow me to update my Call handling system's site table.
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A Swift response would be great, I have had a look through previous posts - but to no avail!

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Hi all. Another question that i hope ya'll can answer.

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