Importing Excel sheets using Foxpro

Visual Foxpro v6
Windows XP

I'm trying to import an excel spreadsheet using the "import from" command in Foxpro, but I've discovered that the import will drop any columns that are blank.  How can I preserve these blank columns?

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CarlWarnerCommented:
I believe that may have been a bug that wasn't detected/fixed until VFP7 SP1.  Since you haven't upgraded, you may have to live with it if you insist on staying with a last century version of VFP and using IMPORT FROM.  Maybe APPEND will have a different and better end result for you.

FIX: IMPORT from Excel File Causes Error
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319277/en-us

How To Append Data from a Single Sheet of an Excel Workbook
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/176894/en-us
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HJohnsonAuthor Commented:
APPEND seems to be the way to go.   Thnx for the help.  
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CarlWarnerCommented:
No problem.  

I hope you can get to VFP9 SP1, the latest release of VFP from MS.
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HJohnsonAuthor Commented:
That's my eventual goal   :)   thnx
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