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How do I change the delimiter used by OPENROWSET when reading a text file?

Posted on 2008-10-31
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Hi folks,

I am using OPENROWSET to read a delimited text file created by another application. Here's the command I'm using:

  SELECT *
  FROM OPENROWSET(
    'MSDASQL',
    'Driver={Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt; *.csv)};DefaultDir=E:\MPS_REPT_DATA;',
    'SELECT TOP 100 PERCENT * FROM E:\MPS_REPT_DATA\test1.txt')

My question is this: is it possible to change the delimiter used to separate columns?

Thanks,

Jim
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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no, at least not that I know. I might be wrong, though, and learning something new!
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