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Posted by: fitzdesignz Sep 26 2019, 03:03 PM

I'm seaking advice on a third party software that can Parse HL7 messages into Access DB.

Anyone know of anything that can do so?

Posted by: jleach Sep 26 2019, 03:19 PM


What do you want to parse it for: display purposes or storage in a table?

I'm not aware of anything for VBA/Access, but there's a number of tools around that will do one or the other. Probably in this case I might look into a C# version and wrap it in COM wrapper to call from VBA (simply because a .net version is going to have far better community support than a VBA one).

Posted by: GroverParkGeorge Sep 26 2019, 06:06 PM

I recall a thread here from a few months ago on a similar topic, although I don't know the specific dates. If you search here you might turn up a discussion or two with useful information or links.

Posted by: fitzdesignz Sep 27 2019, 10:51 AM

The idea is that a medical charting device dumps the HL7 file into the folder and a integration engine (The software I'm looking for) grabs that file, reads it and extracts the info I need and places into its corresponding fields/Tables in a Access DB. Plenty of options for a SQL, but Access? not sure. Also most of these are extremely pricey. Like fancy new car pricey.

Posted by: GroverParkGeorge Sep 27 2019, 11:27 AM

It may be that you're swimming in those waters, then.

It's an elaborate work around, but have you considered installing a local instance of SQL Server Express to perform the data extraction and write it to a table that you can link to from the main Access accdb. That's assuming you can do it as you suggest from SQL Server....