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    kestefon is offline Competent Performer
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2010 64bit
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    Import CSV, Remove Junk Rows Above Field Names

    A program I use exports data files with a bunch of junk rows above the data's fields names. With a smaller file, I could just manually delete this, but the files I'm trying to work with today are too big to open in Excel or text editors. Is there a way for me to import into Access, but to start the import from a specific row? (e.g. Row 20, where the field names start)

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    ItsMe is offline Sometimes Helpful
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2010 32bit
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    You could read the text file line by line and Import only validated data.

    I would probably Import the entire thing to a temp table. Then use an indexed column to search out records to not delete. Delete the others.

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