automatically naming the new tables I'm creating automatically...


B

Boulder_girl

Hi, I've found a script on-line (it appears in several places) that automates
importing all excel files in a given folder into access. The problem is, I
want each table to be imported AS A SEPARATE TABLE in access, and have each
table be named after the excel file it was imported from.

Here's the script:

Sub sImportExcel()


Dim strPathFile As String, strFile As String, strPath As String
Dim strTable As String
Dim blnHasFieldNames As Boolean


blnHasFieldNames = True


strPath = "C:\WS\Scratch\MAPSS_temp\CUR\"

' Replace tablename with the real name of the table into which
' the data are to be imported
strTable = strFile

strFile = Dir(strPath & "*.xls")
Do While Len(strFile) > 0
strPathFile = strPath & strFile
DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel9, _
strTable, strPathFile, blnHasFieldNames



strFile = Dir()
Loop

End Sub


As you can see, I've attempted to cause the program to name the new tables
after their excel counterparts by using the strTable = strFile
statement... but that causes a Run-time error (code = 2495, "The action or
method requires a Table Name argument)... so I'm at a loss... I did try
just doing strTable = "test" and it seems like every excel table in my folder
was copied into just one acess table called "test". I have to do this on
many, many files, so can someone help me??? Thanks!
 
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K

KC-Mass

You need to assign the value to strTable inside the do while loop. When it
is outside the loop it never changes.

Kevin
 
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