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Read Text Files Into a Recordset - Semicolon Delimiter

Posted on 2001-06-18
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Hi experts,
I am very new in Visual Basic and still learning.
I try to use ADO and the ODBC text driver to open a text file an read it into a recordset.
Below is what I'm doing now in my program :

'=============================================
Dim connCSV As New ADODB.Connection
Dim rsTest As New ADODB.Recordset

connCSV.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" _
 & path & ";Extended Properties='text;HDR=NO;FMT=Delimited'"

rsTest.Open "Select * From test.txt", _
       connCSV, adOpenStatic, adLockReadOnly, adCmdText
Do While Not rsTest.EOF
MsgBox rsTest(0)  
rsTest.movenext
Loop
'==========================================

If I have a text file like this :
John, Los Angeles, USA
Mary, New York, USA
I will have rsTest(0) as John, and then Mary.
So far it works, but I must use comma delimiter in my text file.

My question is :
Is it possible to use other character as delimiter in my text file, like semicolon (;) ?
FYI :
- I use Oracle 8, VB 6, Win2K Pro
- At the first time I didn't have any Schema.ini file, then I tried to copy schema.ini file to c:\WinNT\System32\ and configured it by adding 1 line : "Format=Delimited(;)", but still can't work.
 
I look forward to your early reply :-)
Your help will be very much appreciated.

Rgds,
Kiky
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by:darthg8r
ID: 6204901
The default FMT is CSV try
connCSV.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" _
& path & ";Extended Properties='text;HDR=NO;FMT= "_
"Delimited(ascii)'"
where ascii is any character besides a double quote "
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by:kiky
ID: 6204921
Hi dartq8r,
Thanks for your reply.
I tried this one :
connCSV.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" _
& path & ";Extended Properties='text;HDR=NO;FMT=Delimited(#59)'"

But still can't work.
The rsTest(0) still contain the first row data, not only the first field.

Rgds,
Kiky
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by:kiky
ID: 6204928
I'm sorry this is the first time I ask question to expert-exchange.
This question is still open to anyone else, but I don't know how to change the status...






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by:gbaren
ID: 6207548
You need to reject the answer. There should be an option at the bottom of the page.
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Expert Comment

by:Z_Beeblebrox
ID: 6208451
Hi,

Try:

connCSV.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" _
& path & ";Extended Properties='text;HDR=NO;FMT=Delimited(;)'"
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Author Comment

by:kiky
ID: 6209419
Hi dartq8r, Z_Beeblebrox, gbaren
Thanks for your reply.

I tried this one :
connCSV.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" _
& path & ";Extended Properties='text;HDR=NO;FMT=Delimited(#59)'"

connCSV.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" _
& path & ";Extended Properties='text;HDR=NO;FMT=Delimited(;)'"

Both of them can't work.
I think I need to reject the answer so I can change the status.
Anyway thank you very much for the help.

Rgds,
Kiky
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Accepted Solution

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Anthony Perkins earned 1040 total points
ID: 6211324
Try this:

Give this text file (d:\temp\test.txt):
John*Los Angeles*USA
Mary*New York*USA

And this Schema file (d:\temp\schema.ini):

[test.txt]
ColNameHeader=False
Format=Delimited(*)
MaxScanRows=0
CharacterSet=OEM
Col1=F1 Char Width 255
Col2=F2 Char Width 255
Col3=F3 Char Width 255

The following code works for me:

Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset
Dim fld As Field

Set rs = New ADODB.Recordset
With rs
   .Source = "Select * From test.txt"
   .ActiveConnection = "Driver={Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt; *.csv)};Dbq=d:\temp\;Extensions=asc,csv,tab,txt;"
   .CursorType = adOpenForwardOnly
   .LockType = adLockReadOnly
   .Open Options:=adCmdText
   Do While Not .EOF
      For Each fld In .Fields
         Debug.Print fld.Value,
      Next
      Debug.Print
      .MoveNext
   Loop
   .Close
End With
Set rs = Nothing
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Author Comment

by:kiky
ID: 6213625
Dear acperkins,
It works ! :-)
Thank you very much for your help.

The point is yours :-)

Regards,
Kiky
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