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    Import from CSV to a SQL table on a remote server using VBA Access

    Hello All,




    We are migrating to Access 2013 from 2010 and from SQL 2008 to 2016. To import a CSV file, I used the Docmd.TransferText command and that did the import easily as it was to a local access table.


    Now I have issues when trying to import the data from CSV to a remote SQL table. I copied the file to the SQL server box where the 2016 database is and used the below for the transfer.


    str1 = "BULK INSERT Temp3 " & _
    "FROM 'C:\Bulk\FileExchange_Response_49636101_49.csv'" & _
    "WITH (FIRSTROW = 2, FIELDTERMINATOR = ',', " & _
    "ROWTERMINATOR = '\\n', TABLOCK)".


    This does not throw any error however, does not import the data.




    Could anyone please shed any ideas to import the data from the CSV.


    Thanks

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    I haven't used that method, but I assume it's run via a passthrough query? It doesn't appear the spacing will be correct. Try this to see the finished string:

    http://www.baldyweb.com/ImmediateWindow.htm

    and test it directly on the server. To my eye it needs a space before WITH.
    Paul (wino moderator)
    MS Access MVP 2007-2019
    www.BaldyWeb.com

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    Why not link the remote SQL table back to your Access front-end and use the same method as before?

    Cheers,
    Vlad

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