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Can't get ImportXML to work

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I have an Access 2000 app where I will soon get an XML file as an input
(of which I already have an early test file), instead of an Excel
spreadsheet. So I set out to see how to import the XML. This seems easy
enough, so I created a new mdb (Access 2003, BTW), added one function
(called by a macro) which reads like this:

Public Function fXMLImport()
Application.ImportXML "P:\ApplDev\VBA-Access\Software\example.xml",
End Function

The Application.ImportXML line gives me an error, telling me it can't
find the path, although that path and file name is definitively valid,
I copied it from the Explorer address bar and file name !

Worse, if I take away the path and keep only the file name (the xml
file is in the same dir as the mdb), I get a fatal error "Method
'ImportXML' of object '_Application' failed" !!!

What's going on, and what am I doing wrong ???

What worries me is that the ImportXML help mentions as the data source
"file name and path" instead of "path and file name", but there are of
course no examples with a real path... Is there a special syntax that
escapes me ?

Thanks for your help

Oct 11 '06 #1
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