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Greetings,
I have just been assigned a little project which I haven't experinced yet and was looking for some ideas. I need to take some files (could be excel, csv etc) proabably import them to a db and from a recordset map them to a 200 column fixed witdth file, ie at 1-6 field A, 7-10 field B, 11-17 field C, etc.

Has anyone ever done this before? If so how do I code for the fixed width fields when creating an ASCII text file.

Thanks in advance.
BRad
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waty earned 400 total points
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When you will write to the output fixed file, you have to use the format fucntion :

sSQL = "Select * from yourTable"
set record = DB.Opnrecordset(sSQL, dbOpenDynaset)

Do while record.EOF = False
  sLine = Format(record("fieldA"), "@@@@@@")
  sLine = sLine & Format(record("fieldB"), "@@@")
  sLine = sLine & Format(record("fieldC"), "@@@@@@")
.

  ' *** Print to your file
  print #nFile, sLine

  record.MoveNext
loop
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by:bhummel
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Thanks I was trying to make this way to hard.
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