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Renaming Fields...

Renaming Fields...

Renaming Fields...

Access 97- I am importing an Excel 95 file into Access as  a table and it comes in with impossibly long field names.

Does anyone know if I can change the field names using VB code?



RE: Renaming Fields...

Not directly.  My approach would be to set up a MakeTable query.  Go ahead and import the Excel information.  Use the MakeTable query to simply transfer the whole thing to a new table with whatever field names (and other modifications / validations) desired.  Then delete the imported table.

Of course, like most operations, there are a myriad of alternatives to this.  to mention a few:

Read the excel sheet directly and populate your table with the data (cells).  Use your own field names from the start.

Link to the excel sheet, make your table from the link, not the import.


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