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input past end of file

Posted on 2011-02-19
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
when the program reads a csv file and complains "input past end of file", does that mean there are characters past the EOF? (maybe an extra space etc)

what else could it be?
Question by:anushahanna
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jo_m earned 600 total points
ID: 34936010
hello    there
No  it means you could have a spare carriage return in the  csv file! so you do one extra loop

 check to see if its there


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ID: 34936020
what program can help to see if the csv file has carriage return?

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ID: 34936044
hello again

 if you copy the  text from notepad into word and  check the  backwards  P  on the which shows all the  Carriage returns  in a document

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ID: 34938499
What code are you using to read the CSV file?

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ID: 34957461
i am using access code.

the record inside the csv ends with crlf
could that be the problem?

is it possible trim the cr off?

thank you.
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 1400 total points
ID: 34966474
This error is usually related to VB code used to "Read" a text file.
Open "C:\YourFolder\YourFile.csv" For Input As #1

Here is what the first hit in google had to say.
Perhaps it will help:
To correct this error
   1. Use the EOF function immediately before the Input statement to detect the end of the file.
   2. If the file is opened for binary access, use Seek and Loc.

<i am using access code.>
If the info in the link does not help, then can you post the code you are using?

What is the goal in reading the file?
Since you posted this in the Access zone, I will presume you want to import this file into Access as a table?
If so, then the standard Access code will not generate this error, and if this is a true CSV file, and there is in fact only one CRLF, then Access will ignore the one trailing CRLF and import the table just fine.

If however there is more than one CRLF (And you are indeed sure this is in fact a CRLF, and not some other non-printable character) Access will simply create blank rows for each additional CRLF beyond the first one.

    DoCmd.TransferText acImportDelim, "YourCSVImportSpec", "YourTableName", "C:\YourFolder\Test.csv", True

Obviously to use this code you must have done the import once, saving your settings as an Import Specification.



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ID: 34976417
thanks Jeff.. I asked at the source to make sure to trim the unneeded chars..
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
ID: 34977432

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