QueryTable.TextFilePlatform property (Excel)

Returns or sets the origin of the text file that you are importing into the query table. This property determines which code page is used during the data import. Read/write XlPlatform.



expression A variable that represents a QueryTable object.


The default value is the current setting of the File Origin option in the Text File Import Wizard.

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 by 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 by 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 TextFilePlatform property applies only to QueryTable objects.


This example imports an MS-DOS text file into 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 
 .TextFilePlatform = xlMSDOS 
 .TextFileParseType = xlDelimited 
 .TextFileTabDelimiter = True 
End With

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