QueryTable.TextFileTextQualifier Property (Excel)

Returns or sets the text qualifier when you import a text file into a query table. The text qualifier specifies that the enclosed data is in text format. Read/write XlTextQualifier .


expression. TextFileTextQualifier

expression A variable that represents a QueryTable object.


XlTextQualifier can be one of these XlTextQualifier constants.

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 TextFileTextQualifier property applies only to QueryTable objects.


This example sets the single quotation mark character as the text qualifier for the query table on the first worksheet in the first workbook.

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 
 .TextFileTextQualifier = xlTextQualifierSingleQuote 
End With

See also

QueryTable Object