Chapter 20. Text File Processing


Despite the promise in Chapter 17, “XML in Excel 2007,” that XML will be the next great file format of the future, we still have a lot of files in CSV or TXT file format today.

VBA makes it easy to both read and write from text files. This chapter covers importing from a text file and writing to a text file. Being able to write to a text file proves useful when you need to write out data for another system to read, or even when you need to produce HTML files.

Importing from Text Files

There are two basic scenarios when reading from text files. If the file contains fewer than 1,048,576 records, it is easy to import the file using the Workbooks.OpenText ...

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