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_QueryTable.TextFileDecimalSeparator Property

Returns or sets the decimal separator character that Microsoft Excel uses when you import a text file into a query table. The default is the system decimal separator character. Read/write String.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel (in Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.dll)

string TextFileDecimalSeparator { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

Use this property only when your query table is based on data from a text file (with the QueryType property set to xlTextImport)that contains decimal and thousands separators that are different from those used on the computer, due to a different language setting being used.

The following table shows the results when you import text into Microsoft Excel using various separators. Numeric results are displayed in the rightmost column.

System decimal separator

System thousands separator

TextFileDecimalSeparator value

TextFileThousandsSeparator value

Text imported

Cell value (data type)

Period

Comma

Comma

Period

123.123,45

123,123.45 (numeric)

Period

Comma

Comma

Comma

123.123,45

123.123,45 (text)

Comma

Period

Comma

Period

123,123.45

123,123.45 (numeric)

Period

Comma

Period

Comma

123 123.45

123 123.45 (text)

Period

Comma

Period

Space

123 123.45

123,123.45 (numeric)

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