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XADM: How to Specify a Tab or Space as Separator in .csv File


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Summary

When you use Directory Import and Directory Export on the Tools menu in the Microsoft Exchange Administrator program, it is possible to use a space or tab as the separator for the .csv file.

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If you are performing a command line import or export (ADMIN /i or ADMIN /e), you will need to specify the separators in the Options file.

The options are as follows:

If you are using a space delimited .csv file,
   ColumnSeparator=32
   QuoteCharacter=32
   MVSeparator=32
				

If you are using a TAB delimited .csv file,
   ColumnSeparator=09
   QuoteCharacter=09
   MVSeparator=09
				

For example, if you are performing a command line import, your command line should be the following:
admin /i user.csv /o import.ini
where the IMPORT.INI file has the following:
   [Import]
   ColumnSeparator=09
				

If you are exporting to an existing .csv file that contains a separator other than what is specified by ColumnSeparator, the columnseparator will be ignored. In this case, you should export to a new file.

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Keywords: KB152472, kbother, kbhowto

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Article Info
Article ID : 152472
Revision : 6
Created on : 10/28/2006
Published on : 10/28/2006
Exists online : False
Views : 375