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I have many files in DAT format. Is there  a way to change the DAT files to a Txt file that Excel with recognize without having to launch Excel, then open the file, then change into an Excel workbook?

I.e. is there a way to change formats from the Computer file screen? Right now I have to open Notepad, save as text, then Excel, save as Excel Wkbk, to take the file from Dat to Wkbk.

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Isn't a Dat file just a delimited data file? You should be able to open that directly with excel - no need for notepad at all.
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Yes, you are correct. This is a step I do for validation.

Is there a way to change the form from dat to xls without launching (i.e. automate the delimiter definitions). I have many many files, and this process takes time.

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Thank you.
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