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I need to convert this file to a csv or excel sheet How would I do this?

I need to convert this file to a csv file or an excel file. This is a flat file that we created years ago for our medical program. Any help on getting these type of files into a csv would be great. I have included a screenshot of an example. what would be the best way to accomplish this?
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Martin Liss

8/22/2022 - Mon
Gozreh

FIrst import it in table to MS-Access with single field.
write VBA function to get the column names
Function GetColumnName(str as String) As String
   Select Case str
   Case "<"
         GetColumnName = "Names"
   Case ">"
         GetColumnName = "Address"
......

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Then add to query GetColumnName(Left$([Field],1)) AS MyColumn, Right([Field], Len([Field]) - 1) AS MyValue

Then you can add new query for cross-tab
Qlemo

A CSV requires a static format, and the data shown have variable amount of fields.
The second and third "record" have ">" instead of "<" as Name marker.
And there is additional text found - what should happen with that?

Lastly, is PowerShell an option?
Paul Sauvé

this seems to be a text file. Open Excel, Data tab -> Get External Data -> From text

Navigate to the file and click on import
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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Steve Lizardi

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@nick67 I will take a look. sorry for the delay. I will try it on Monday. We are moving from one EHR to another and I need to be able to import files. Thanks guys for all your help.
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