VBScript Q:How to read a Hex(07) character from a text file which looks like a ^G in the file

Hello Experts,

Environment:  Flat file with .txt extension; having data records delimited with Hex 07 character.
This delimiter is visible as a box when I open the file in notepad and visible as a tiny ^G when I open with an editor called Vedit.  

I am trying to read the file character by character and need to identify the delimiter which is supposed to be Hex 07 character.  

My Question: within a vb script, how can I identify the delimiter character, Hex 07 ?  I am lost here.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here is the code I have tried, which is not working. This is vb active x script in DTS of sql server.  This code is never printing the msg- 'found the delimiter'

'********************************************************************
'  Visual Basic ActiveX Script
'********************************************************************
Function Main()

dim pipect,i,fld,c
dim column(50)

Set f1o = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set f1 = f1o.OpenTextFile("T:\Load to SQL\testfile.txt" , 1)

Do Until f1.AtEndOfStream
      c = f1.Read(1)
      msgbox "value of c" & c

      if c = Hex(x07)  then
            msgbox "found the delimiter"
      end if
Loop
      Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Success
End Function
=================================
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TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
Hi chitkala,

You should use:

'********************************************************************
'  Visual Basic ActiveX Script
'********************************************************************
Function Main()

dim pipect,i,fld,c
dim column(50)

Set f1o = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set f1 = f1o.OpenTextFile("T:\Load to SQL\testfile.txt" , 1)

Do Until f1.AtEndOfStream
     c = f1.Read(1)
     msgbox "value of c" & c

     if c = Chr(7)  then
          msgbox "found the delimiter"
     end if
Loop
     Main = DTSTaskExecResult_Success
End Function
=================================

Chr(7) is the character represented by x07

Tim Cottee MCSD, MCDBA, CPIM
Brainbench MVP for Visual Basic
http://www.brainbench.com
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chitkalaAuthor Commented:
Hi Tim Cottee,
Thank you Very much for giving me the right function.  I tested it and it works.
Great and very fast help. Appreciate very much.

regards,
chitkala
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