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Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 Plain & Simple by Curtis D. Frye

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Exporting Data to a Text File

At the most basic level, database tables are collections of text. Company names? Text. Order identifiers? Text. Sales amounts? Text. Yes, you can attach nontextual files such as images to Access 2007 database records, but the directions to those files’ locations on your computer or network can always be expressed using text. Most programs know how to process files stored as text, so if you need to interact with a colleague or vendor who’s using an older database system or custom application that doesn’t interact well (or at all) with Access, export your table or query to a text file and let him or her work with your data in the most universal form available.

Export Text Data

  1. Click the table you want to export.

  2. Click ...

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