CSVDataReader Equivalent for Tab Delimited Files

Posted on 2007-08-03
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
CSVDataReader is used to read CSV Files, is there an equivalent class for Tab Delimited Files?
Question by:davidcahan
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    Use MS Text Driver. See examples at Use OleDbDataReader instead of data adaptor from the example.
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    Apologies, I meant Jet, not Text
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    Looking at the documentation for CSVDataReader at, it looks like you can specify the character that delimits each column in the constructor. If you pass this constructor the tab character, it should/might work. I've never heard of nor used the CSVDataReader before though so I'm not even sure if this is the same one you are referring to.

    Dim csvRdr = New CSVDataReader(mystream, chr(9), myencoding)

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