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Importing From Excel

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by DISHManB, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. DISHManB

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    I have an excel spreadsheet that I would like to be able to create every week
    and then import it into an existing table in Access. I created the
    spreadsheet and successfully imported it as a new table several times,
    however, when I would try to import the weekly additions I get an error. Of
    course it doesn't tell me what the error is it just says that there was an
    error importing. The weekly spreadsheet is in the same format as the
    original (i use a macro in excel to make sure it's EXACTLY the same). I
    didn't think the macro had anything to do with the error because I can still
    import to a new table, just not add to an existing one.
    Can someone help me please?
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  3. Ron2006

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    are you following these rules?

    Spreadsheet data that you append to an existing Access table must be
    compatible with the table's structure.

    Each field in the spreadsheet must be of the same data type as the
    corresponding field in the table.
    The fields must be in the same order (unless you set the Has Field
    Names argument to Yes, in which case the field names in the spreadsheet
    must match the field names in the table).

    Realize that if you put even just a single space into any column beyond
    the last column that was used in the prior import then the import will
    fail. That is why I always try to import into a NEW table, and do any
    appending with a query that only looks at the fields I want it to.
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