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By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   4 months ago

Import Data from Excel, CSV, Fixed-Width Text


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In this video, I will show you how to import data into Microsoft Access. We will see how to import Excel spreadsheets, CSV (Comma Separated Values) files, and fixed-width text files.

John from Coppell, Texas (a Developer Student) asks: I need to import a very large file that I received from a client. It's a fixed-width text file. How can I get that data into Microsoft Access?

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Members will learn how to use VBA, recordsets, and file I/O (Input/Output) to directly import a large text file, line by line. This is sometimes necessary for very large fixed-width text files that may be over 2 GB in size.

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Scott Axton 
4 months ago
Super useful - Both regular and extended.  I was a professional mailer in my previous life (20 years) and fixed length was a pain!

Off topic slightly? ( I remembered the question I was going to ask thanks to this video.) Read More...
Juan C Rivera
4 months ago
This is Awesome,  Richard get out of my head.... I was thinking about this just last week.
Thank You Maestro.
Richard Rost
4 months ago
Juan: LOL

Scott: I have definitely NOT addressed that. Would probably make for a good lesson. You're right. If you get a "normal" file to import from someone with name, address, phone, email, etc. all baked into one table like a lot of people do, you'd need a way to separate that out into individual tables like ABCD does. I'd say an intermediary table for the import would be needed, then a recordset to run down the loop and split everything off. I'll add this to my list. Not sure if it would make for a good TechHelp video, or just something to include in the ABCD.
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