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alternative to transfertext?

alternative to transfertext?

alternative to transfertext?

i'd like to automate linking a table into my db, but transfertext action won't allow me to change it.  it also gives me errors such as permission denied or open by another user, (which i know it's not!).

is there an alternative to using transfertext to link to a text file?  if i manually link through file, get external data... everything works fine, but the intended users for this application would need something simpler than that.

thanks in advance,

RE: alternative to transfertext?


Is it a huge long file ( I see from another post it is a bit wide ).  You could use code to open the file, read it, split your funny fields up and save it.  Its really not hard.  

Peter Meachem

RE: alternative to transfertext?

i've taken care of that file, this is completely different.  when i link with the transfertext method, it gives me errors when i go to run queries on it.  i'm using it to create another table, not changing anything in the linked table itself.  i was told there was another way to automate linking a text file into access, but nobody said what method to use.  access help and microsoft only mention the transfertext.

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