QueryTable.TextFileTabDelimiter Property (Excel)

True if the tab character is the delimiter when you import a text file into a query table. The default value is False . Read/write Boolean .

Syntax

expression. TextFileTabDelimiter

expression A variable that represents a QueryTable object.

Remarks

Use this property only when your query table is based on data from a text file (with the QueryType property set to xlTextImport), and only if the value of the TextFileParseType property is xlDelimited .

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 TextFileTabDelimiter property applies only to QueryTable objects.

Example

This example sets the tab character to be the delimiter in the query table on the first worksheet in the first workbook, and then it refreshes the query table.

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 = xlDelimited 
 .TextFileTabDelimiter = True 
 .Refresh 
End With

See also

QueryTable Object