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Setup Update Query to Import Excel file Weekly

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    flebber is offline Novice
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    Setup Update Query to Import Excel file Weekly

    Hi



    I am trying to understand how to setup an import for Access that will allow me to import an excel file into Access weekly and update new and existing records.
    Struggling to get off the ground, I created a test database as my real import will update many tables from one excel sheet.

    Whenever I complete an update query and press run I get '0 rows will be updated'. In SQL form this is what I have done.
    Code:
    UPDATE Groceries, Person, Sheet1 SET Sheet1.FirstName = [Person].[FirstName], Sheet1.LastName = [Person].[LastName], Sheet1.Perishables = [Groceries].[Persihables], Sheet1.Fruit = [Groceries].[Fruit], Sheet1.Vegetables = [Groceries].[Vegetables], Sheet1.Meat = [Groceries].[Meat], Sheet1.BreakFast = [Groceries].[Breakfast];
    So here I have created 2 tables Person and Groceries. I imported the excel file into sheet1, which contains one field for every field in the database. I ran update and still received a 0 to update error.

    What am I missing here?

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    ssanfu is offline Master of Nothing
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    I am not sure what you are trying to do.

    An UPDATE query updates records already in a table.
    An APPEND query adds records to a table.


    Here is a site for Importing from EXCEL Workbook Files that has helped me tremendously:
    http://www.accessmvp.com/kdsnell/EXCEL_MainPage.htm

    Try explaining like you were in line at Burger King and pretend we don't know anything about Access.
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    flebber is offline Novice
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    Thanks for the link. Yeah found the update query was of no use to me.

    What I am wanting to do is import 1 sheet in 1 excel spreadsheet, this has 43 columns. The 43 columns need to be inserted across 9 tables. I want to repeat this process weekly updating existing records and adding in new records.

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    ssanfu is offline Master of Nothing
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    OK, wasn't sure, but I was hoping it would help.


    ....import an excel file into Access weekly and update new and existing records.......
    After re-reading your first post, I think this is going to be a VBA solution.
    You don't say what the relationship is between the 9 tables or how many records are in the import table. But if you have to determine if the record in the import table should be appended or update an existing record, I would use VBA and loop through the import table.
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