Macro to Import csv into Access

  • Hi,

    This is my problem: I need to import a text file (.csv) into Access, using a macro. Can someone help me doing this? I am conversant with Excel VBA but am quite new to Access. Is there a way to "Record Macro" in access as we do in Excel? Where can I get a comprehensive help on all Access VBA Functions?

    Thanks in advance :thanx:

    Siva K.Balan
    Analyst - SCM

  • Re: Macro to Import csv into Access

    Hi Siva

    Have a look at TransferText under Macros.

    or this is the code to transer csv files

    1. DoCmd.TransferText acImportDelim, "", "Table1", "C:\Winxp\testing.csv", True, ""
    2. ' where table1 is your table



  • Re: Macro to Import csv into Access

    Thanx a ton Maqbool! The code worked. This is the first ever piece of code I execute in Access. Can you guide me on where I can get a comprehensive help on other Access VBA Functions? (To manipulate the table, to insert a row or delete a record, using SQL Commands, etc.). That would be really helpful to me.

    Thanx again!

    Siva K.Balan

  • Re: Macro to Import csv into Access


    I tried the above code but it doesn't seem to work for me.

    I have text files that have headers. And so I don't need the headers for all the text files.

    Thanks for your help.

  • Re: Macro to Import csv into Access

    Is it possible to
    send a CSV file from excel to ACCESS? For example,
    look below. I just kind of getting
    involved on the whole IT side of things. I need to
    put like 400 of those type of files in Access. I
    tried to import it but all of the titles were

    DMD Model 5 Prover
    Date: 6/7/2006
    Name: Duracap
    Location: Asbury Rd.
    Operator's Name or ID: 5600/6165
    Master Meter Type: 10M(10000cfh/283.2m3)
    Master Serial #: 391001
    Meter Output: Uncorrected

    Field Meter Type: T60
    Field Meter Serial #: 29
    Test Setup: routine
    valves ok/reg Ok/painted oiled & cleaned
    pressure = 14.60 running
    Span Test Result: PASS +/- 2.00

    Test Completed:
    Flow Rate: (acfh) Test Volume: (cf) Drive Rate or Pulses/Test: Ambient Pressure: (psia) Master Temperature: (°F) Master Pressure: (inch) Master Differential: (inch) Master Volume: (cf) Meter Temperature: (°F) Meter Pressure: (inch) Meter Differential: (inch) Test Duration: Upper Pass/Fail Limit: Lower Pass/Fail Limit: % Pressure Correction: % Temp. Correction: % Uncorrected Proof: % Corrected Proof: % Accuracy: % Error: Single Test Result:
    12:29:26 10004.57 1000 1000 14.308 83.347 -5.421 4.275 1028.141 80.978 0 0.002 00:06.1 2 2 -1.368 -0.436 102.527 100.684 99.321 -0.679 Pass