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CREATE TEXT FILE FROM MSACCESS

HOW TO CREATE A TEXT FILE FROM MICROSOFT ACCESS

The FileSystemObject Object provides access to a the computer's file system.

The following code illustrates how the FileSystemObject is used to return a TextStream object that can be read from or written to:

Syntax : Scripting.FileSystemObject

Example:

Sub CreateTextFile()
Dim fs As Object, a
On Error goto CreateTextFile_Err
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set a = fs.CreateTextFile("C:\mytest.txt", True)
a.writeline ("This is a test.")
a.Close
CreateTextFile_Exit:
Exit Sub
CreateTextFile_Err:
Msgbox Err.Description,,"CreateTextFile"
Resume CreateTextFile_Exit
End Sub 

In the code shown above, the CreateObject function returns the FileSystemObject (fs). The CreateTextFile method then creates the file as a TextStream object (a), and the WriteLine method writes a line of text to the created text file. The Close method flushes the buffer and closes the file.

Reading Text File using FileSystemObject Example:

Sub ReadTextFile()
Dim fs As Object, a, txtline
On Error Goto ReadTextFile_Err
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set a = fs.opentextfile("C:\mytest.txt")
txtline = a.readline
a.Close
MsgBox "C:\mytest.txt File contents : " & txtline
ReadTextFile_Exit:
Exit Sub
ReadTextFile_Err:

Msgbox Err.Description,,"ReadTextFile"
Resume ReadTextFile_Exit
End Sub 

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5 comments:

  1. This post is invaluable, I completely liked it, I will be back for much more!

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  2. Can you use this same a.writeline to write more than one line of code. I am trying to make a text file and merge in values from a form into the text document im creating. I wanted to use reports as its easier, but i cant find a function to spit out a .txt file of the document. All im trying to do is create a html page based on table values and save it to location on my C:drive

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  3. Yes, you can repeat the a.Writeline() statement with values to write into the text file as many times as you like. Each item will be written on a separate line.

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  4. this is a stupid webssiteeeee, if ur gunna make a website atleast make it useful,u freakss..
    this did not help at all....
    ill make sure no one sees this site again
    all i wanted to kno is how to create a textfile step by step and u cant even show me that
    uselessss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. If you are trying write a text file based on information in a form:
    Go to the form design view
    Insert a new button
    Right-click the button, go to the event tab and select the ... for "On Click"
    Select the code builder option and enter the code:

    Dim fs As Object, a, txtline
    On Error Goto ReadTextFile_Err
    Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set a = fs.opentextfile("C:\mytest.txt")
    txtline = a.writeline
    a.Close
    MsgBox "C:\mytest.txt File contents : " & txtline

    ReadTextFile_Exit:
    Exit Sub

    ReadTextFile_Err:
    Msgbox Err.Description,,"ReadTextFile"
    Resume ReadTextFile_Exit
    End Sub

    The line txtline = a.writeline is where you would but the body of your message enclosed in parenthesis (). You can then insert text inside of " " or field using the & Field Name &. If you want a new line enter vbCrLf _ at the end of the line. Each new line must start with &

    For Example:
    & "This survey was completed by " & Contact & " (" & Contact_Title & ") on: " & Date_Called & vbCrLf & vbCrLf _

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