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Old January 24th, 2004, 08:10 AM
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Default Querying .csv files

I am collecting information from a database into a .csv file. I also want to query this .csv file and based on a timestamp field in the .csv flie, select only certain rows. The front-end that I am using is VB 6.0.

I am facing the following problems -
1) I am not able to directly query the file using the timestamp field
2) I tried to import the .csv file into an MS-ACCESS database - there is a mismatch in the timestamp datatype.

Can anyone help ASAP? The result is very time critical.

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why not query the database before you export the csv-file?

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Old January 26th, 2004, 01:26 PM
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Try to link the CSV file into Access, create a query that formats your data properly and call that query via ADO.

Should work fine.



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Old February 24th, 2004, 02:40 PM
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I have tried exporting to the access file, but in the timestamp field the seconds part is missing, also I am not able to query properly, because while exporting it take the column as string not timestamp. If I manually change the column to Timestamp also it is not working.

Can anyone help please!

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Are you sure that the "seconds" is really missing or is the field just formatted so you don't see it? I've put things into databases where the field is date/time, and incldued the seconds, and not lost the seconds.

If you have MSquery installed, it will write a query for you closer to that accepted by ADO than will Access, but both will work after editing.

Dave




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