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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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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.

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Option Compare Database

Option Explicit

Private Declare Function GetOpenFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" Alias _

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lStructSize As Long

hwndOwner As Long

hInstance As Long

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lpstrCustomFilter As String

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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

End Type

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'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

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'Create a buffer

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'Set the maximum number of chars

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'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

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ShowOpen = ""

End If

End Function

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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"

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OutputStr = ShowOpen(Filter, InitialDir, DialogTitle)

FileNameLength = Len(OutputStr)

filename = Mid(OutputStr, 46, FileNameLength)

FileNameLength = Len(filename)

FileNameLength = (FileNameLength - 5)

filename = Left(filename, (FileNameLength))

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DoCmd.SetWarnings True

DoCmd.DeleteObject acTable, "Table1"


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End Sub

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