Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Importing or Linking to Data
Figure 4-4:
The Import
(or Link)
Text Wizard
can turn
data like this
into fields
and records.
Book II
Chapter 4
Figure 4-5:
Help Access
figure out
where each
field in your
text file
begins and
If you chose the Fixed Width option, you see a similar window, which
shows you where Access guesses that the field breaks go. If Access is
wrong about the field breaks, fix them. Create a break by clicking, delete
a break by double-clicking, or move a break by dragging.
3. In the next window, click a column in the displayed data to change
properties for that field; then click the Next button.
You can further define each field by typing a field name, for example.
Choose the data type, specify whether to index the field, and specify
whether to skip importing or linking to this particular field.
You don’t have to complete this information for each field; you can go
with the choices Access makes.
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