In the spirit of TIMTOWTDI, you could create a data set in a format that Access reads natively like dBase III. It is a bit more work but you get the added flexibility of having the output in a ubiquitous format that most programs, spreadsheets, databases, word processors and the like, can read easily. Corion
has a description of the dBase header format at http://www.corion.net/cgi-bin/wiki.cgi/display/Format:DBase%20III
. Once the header is built, the data is just appended sequentially with one byte added at the beginning for a deleted record flag.
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