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Import from Excel and overwrite primary key records

Import from Excel and overwrite primary key records

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I have a database that assists my understaffed office with reports, memorandas, and other types of helpful forms because the current Army systems do not have exactly what is required. (Like automatically put names into pregenerated forms, or memos).

What I do is download a report from the Army database into an excel format and then I upload it into the access database. This brings in along with their name, unit, training info and information that may change weekly. Now the problem I am running into is having the data from the excel import replace other records. I have a primary key in the table it goes to because that table is linked to another table where another record for the soldier is located (this has information that is not in the army databases that we want saved when we do an import).

Now if the record is not in the access database it will add that one, but will not overwrite the records already there. It really doesn't help so much because then we would have to manually do these changes (like last fitness test results and date, etc) which when you have 400+ soldiers that can be very tedious....

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