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Sep 9, 2006

is there any way for a worksheet to import and merge (append) tab delimited files from these directories:

C:TempmergeVdata.txt
C:TempmergeV (2)data.txt
C:TempmergeV (3)data.txt
C:TempmergeV (4)data.txt
C:TempmergeV (5)data.txt

- contents of data.txt have range A1:Pn, where 'n' is last row, different for each file
- found a previous thread very similar to what i wanted, but donno how to edit this to suit my purpose
[Solved] Importing: Import many TXT files to singe workshee

BTW, does VBA recognise directory folder with unicode characters? I can rename my directory if it doesn't.

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I am working with Excel 2003 which has a limit of 256 columns. I often import text files into excel using a very simple macro. I specify the text file's name and location in a cell and then run the macro - it opens the text file, copies the data and pastes it into the worksheet, then delimiting the columns using the semi-colons that seperated the data in the original text file.

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