QueryTable.TextFileParseType Property (Excel)

Returns or sets the column format for the data in the text file that you're importing into a query table. Read/write XlTextParsingType .


expression. TextFileParseType

expression A variable that represents a QueryTable object.


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

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 TextFileParseType property applies only to QueryTable objects.


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

See also

QueryTable Object