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Vertical line as delimiter in Excel

Posted on 2014-04-19
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I am opening a "txt" file in Excel.  The file contains vertical lines as the column delimiters.  If I set the delimiter to "other" in the Text Import Wizard, where do I find the key for the vertical line so Excel knows what the delimiter is?
Delimiter.docx
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 167 total points
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It is often found near the enter key coupled with the \ key. If you cannot find it then you can select that character from the cell, copy it, and then paste it in the delimiter box.
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It looks indeed like the standard keyboard key: SHIFT + \
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by:Martin Liss
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It's called the 'pipe' and it's ascii 166.
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by:als315
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You can always open your text file, copy delimiter and paste to Excel. In this case you can be absolutely sure in this symbol
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