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Issue importing a .txt file in to Access

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I have a .txt file and i am trying to import it in Access but when i do some of the records are shifted over the next column.  Does anyone know how to fix this?

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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer
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Some records where slightly different in length, so changed the field delimiter. My attempt was like Gustav's. Produced 9 fields.

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I would like to thank you both for your fast respond, I greatly appreciated.

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