Trim a Field once a csv file has been uploaded to a table

gmazza76

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Good afternoon,

I think (hope) this is a simple query.

I have created a Macro to pull data from a stored ".csv" file into a table already saved in Access, by re writing over the current data.
The issue is the file once its in could do with a column (or the whole) table trimming to make it easier for me to create queries as I currently have to have another column that trims a field.

Is there anyway I can add a line in to trim [Field3] before the "StatusMsg"?

Code:
Sub ImportCSV(TableName, SourceFilepath, ImportMethod As String)

    Dim StatusMsg As Variant
    
    StatusMsg = SysCmd(acSysCmdSetStatus, "Clearing " & TableName)
    DoCmd.RunSQL "DELETE * FROM " & TableName & ";"
    
    StatusMsg = SysCmd(acSysCmdSetStatus, "Updating " & TableName)
    DoCmd.TransferText acImportDelim, ImportMethod, TableName, SourceFilepath, True
        
    StatusMsg = SysCmd(acSysCmdClearStatus)
End Sub

Sorry if this is an easy one, but my brain is going to sleep after reading so much on it.

thanks in advance
Gavin
 

gmazza76

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Joined
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Messages
706
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
No, follow ranmans code in post 2 and run that query where you have your update line.
However as that update line is sql and not vba, why not run it as you do the delete sql?
sorry @welshgasman,
I havent done a delete sql before do you have an example of this?
 

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