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I have an excel file that has 15 columns but I only need 4. I need to pull them into an Access table w. VBA.
I need
Column A: Client,
Column C: City, and
Column D: State.
The file will be of variable length.

My problem is that Column B is a phone number field that I don't want and what ever I do I can't avoid my database creating a import errors table for this field.
It contains a variety of numbers and spaces so I whether I have my table set to text or number they all error.
I don't care whether I import all the excel fields, or only the 3 I need, but I need some way to not error on column B.

Is it possible to import only certain columns? If so, does anyone have the code?
I would love the whole thing to be text and use import specs, but that's for TransferText and for excel you need to do TransferSpreads heet.

I have tried looking on the web for the answer, but keep coming across people importing a single range. Thanks!
Jun 11 '11
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