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TextFileParseType Property [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Office 2003

XlTextParsingType can be one of these XlTextParsingType constants.
xlFixedWidth. Indicates that the data in the file is arranged in columns of fixed widths.
xlDelimited default. Iindicates the file is delimited by delimiter characters


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


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


This example imports a fixed-width text file into a new query table on the first worksheet in the first workbook. The first column in the text file is five characters wide and is imported as text. The second column is four characters wide and is skipped. The remainder of the text file is imported into the third column and has the General format applied to it.

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
    .TextFileParseType = xlFixedWidth
    .TextFileFixedColumnWidths = Array(5, 4) 
    .TextFileColumnDataTypes = _
        Array(xlTextFormat, xlSkipColumn, xlGeneralFormat) 
End With

Applies to | QueryTable Object