VBA - working with data videos | How do I import tab delimited files with ActiveX Data Objects?

Posted by Andrew Gould on 23 December 2021


This video shows you how to use a schema.ini file to control the import of text files using Active Data Objects in Excel VBA. You'll learn how to use the schema file to change the delimiter from commas to tabs, how to specify column names and data types and how to control the detection of date formats

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This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
TwelveDaysComma.csv CSV file Source data
TwelveDaysComma.txt Text file Source data
TwelveDaysMix.txt Text file Source data
TwelveDaysTab.txt Text file Source data

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