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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Using the Clipboard to Import Data

If another Windows application generates the data you want to import, you can use the Windows Clipboard to transfer the data without creating a file. This technique is useful for making corrections to a single record with many fields or for appending new records to a table. This process requires a table with the proper field structure so that you can paste the data copied to the Clipboard into the other application. Pasting rows from an Excel spreadsheet, for example, requires a table with fields containing data types that correspond to those of each column that you copy to the Clipboard. Other Windows applications that can copy tabular data to the Clipboard use similar techniques.

Pasting New Records to a Table ...

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