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Open a csv files with delimiter rather than comma in VBA

Posted on 2011-02-12
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How do I open a text file with  exclamation mark as me cell seperator?


        Set xwb = Workbooks.Open(filename)
        Set xWorkSheet = xwb.Sheets(1)

DO I use some other arguement for Workbooks.Open?
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Question by:tommym121
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by:wdosanjos
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It should be something like this:

    Workbooks.OpenText Filename:=filename, _
        StartRow:=1, DataType:=xlDelimited, TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, _
        ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=False, Semicolon:=False, Comma:=False, _
        Space:=False, Other:=True, OtherChar:="!", TrailingMinusNumbers:=True
    set swb = ActiveWorkbook
    set xWorkSheet = xwb.Sheets(1)

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I hope this helps.
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by:tommym121
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Does not seems to work with this  file, I use ~ instead of ! for OtherChar:="~"
abc.csv
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by:wdosanjos
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Try changing the file extension to .txt and it should work.  (for example, abc.csv.txt)
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by:tommym121
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wdosanjos:

Thanks.  It works.  But would you mind tell me why adding the new extension will work.   Thanks.
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wdosanjos earned 500 total points
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It seems that Excel has a tight control over its extensions, so for those (.csv, .xlsx, .xls, etc) we cannot override their behavior.
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Thanks.
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