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QueryTable.TextFilePlatform Property (Excel)

Returns or sets the origin of the text file you’re importing into the query table. This property determines which code page is used during the data import. Read/write XlPlatform.

expression .TextFilePlatform

expression A variable that represents a QueryTable object.

The default value is the current setting of the File Origin option in the Text File Import Wizard.

XlPlatform can be one of these XlPlatform constants.

xlMacintosh

xlMSDOS

xlWindows

Use this property only when your query table is based on data from a text file (with the QueryType property set to xlTextImport).

If you import data using the user interface, data from a Web query or a text query is imported as a QueryTable object, while all other external data is imported as a ListObject object.

If you import data using the object model, data from a Web query or a text query must be imported as a QueryTable, while all other external data can be imported as either a ListObject or a QueryTable.

The TextFilePlatform property applies only to QueryTable objects.

This example imports an MS-DOS text file into the query table on the first worksheet in the first workbook, and then it refreshes the query table.

Set shFirstQtr = Workbooks(1).Worksheets(1) 
Set qtQtrResults = shFirstQtr.QueryTables _ 
 .Add(Connection := "TEXT;C:\My Documents\19980331.txt", _ 
 Destination := shFirstQtr.Cells(1,1)) 
With qtQtrResults 
 .TextFilePlatform = xlMSDOS 
 .TextFileParseType = xlDelimited 
 .TextFileTabDelimiter = True 
 .Refresh 
End With
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