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Help - need macro to convert excel files to access files

Help - need macro to convert excel files to access files

Help - need macro to convert excel files to access files


My first post and badly in need of an answer:

Is there a way to make a script that will consolidate 300+ excel files into one gigatic access database?  (ie: Automated convert then append?).

Sample macros would be *HUGELY* appreciated.

Please email me an answer as I have no clue how I would find my own post again.


RE: Help - need macro to convert excel files to access files

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RE: Help - need macro to convert excel files to access files


To transfer from the spreadsheet file.  Research TransferText or TransferSpreadsheet for options and usage.

DoCmd.TransferText acImportDelim, , NewTable, Source.csv
DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, , NewTable, Source.xls

For 300+ files...
Use the FSO (you may have to add the reference, Alt-F11 for VB coding window, then from the menu, "Tools" -> "References" and "look for Microsoft Scripting Runtime")

Following code loads a combo box with a list of files in a folder.


Dim fso As Scripting.FileSystemObject
Dim fso_folder As Folder
Dim fso_file As File
Dim dir_path As Folder
Dim strFilepathFrom As String

'From the form
strFilepathFrom = Nz(Me.txtFileLocation,"")
strFiles = ""

If Len(strFilepathFrom) Then

    Set fso = New FileSystemObject
    Set fso_folder = fso.GetFolder(strFilepathFrom)
    If fso.FolderExists(strFilepathFrom) Then
        For Each fso_file In fso_folder.Files
            strFiles = strFiles & ";" & Nz(fso_file.Name, "")
        Next fso_file
        strFiles = Right(strFiles, Len(strFiles) - 1)
        If Len(strFiles) Then
            Me.cmbFileName.RowSource = strFiles
        End If
    End If
    Set fso = Nothing

End If

Instead of loading the combo box, you should be able to use the TransferSpreadsheet or TransferText method.

A gotcha -- the spreadsheet has to have the same format / fields, and is not forgiving with bad data.  Troubleshooting a run time data error on the Tranfer method can be problematic, for me anyway.


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