Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


Loop for Importing and Moving Files

Loop for Importing and Moving Files

Loop for Importing and Moving Files


I am writing a simple program that should loop through the files in a folder, import them and then move them to another folder.

I can get the import loop but do not quite know how to fit in the move part.  Here's what I have so far...the code throws an error at the .foundfiles(i).move part.

Sub Blah_Import_and_Move()

'Determine folder and file to import
Dim strFileSource As String
Dim strFileName As String
strFileSource = "C:\Blah1\Blah2\Blah3\"
strFileName = "Blah *.*"

'Determine folder where to move files
Dim strMoveFolder As String
strMoveFolder = "c:\Blah4\Blah5\Blah6\"

'Import files and move to different folder after importing
Dim fs As Object
Set fs = Application.FileSearch
With fs
    .lookin = strFileSource
    .filename = "*.*"
    If .Execute() > 0 Then
        For i = 1 To .foundfiles.Count
        DoCmd.TransferText acImportFixed, "Blah_Specs", "tblBlah_Raw", .foundfiles(1), False
        .foundfiles(i).Move strMoveFolder
        Next i
        GoTo ErrorHandler
    End If
    End With

End Sub

Thank you!!

RE: Loop for Importing and Moving Files

This looks like Access VBA rather than VB6. You may do better in forum705: Microsoft: Access Modules (VBA Coding) or one of the other Access specialist forums on the site. Do a forum search (top of page) for 'Access' to get the full list

If you want the best response to a question, please check out FAQ222-2244: How to get the best answers first.
'If we're supposed to work in Hex, why have we only got A fingers?'
Drive a Steam Roller
Steam Engine Prints

RE: Loop for Importing and Moving Files

Ok-thanks for the clarification I will try there.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close