Access Lunchtime – Loop and Link CSV Files

Come join us on the last Tuesday of every month @ 12 noon CDT.  Maria Barnes will be your host and we will cover lots of interesting topics related to Microsoft AEventsccess.  This is a free webinar for 1 hour, we look forward to meeting you!


Access is great at reading data from other places. Crystal Long (strive4peace) will show an application that consolidates data from CSV files. New records are added and existing records are updated. What got imported and when is tracked.

VBA is used to:

* Browse to a Folder
* Loop through all the files
* Link to each CSV file using a Query
* Remove spaces and other unwanted characters from the query name
* Remove “” if file is stored in UTF-8 format
* Consolidate data
* Document what got imported and when
* Show a chart to visualize the data

Crystal Long (strive4peace) has been using, developing with, and teaching Access for a long time. She connects 1-on-1 and guides developers as they’re building applications.

On her website,, you can find free code, tools, videos, and articles.

On her YouTube channel, LearnAccessByCrystal, you’ll find lots of Access videos and some about other Office topics.

On forums, she is ‘strive4peace’. She is also a long-time Access MVP.


We meet every last Tuesday of the month at 12 noon CDT.

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