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Text Import Wizard - Step 3 (Fixed Width)

This section describes the parameters on the Text Import Wizard - Step 3 dialog. There are two dialogs with the name Text Import Wizard - Step 3. This topic discusses the one that appears after you have selected Fixed Width on the Text Import Wizard - Step 2 dialog.

This dialog allows you to set the field widths (column breaks). To create a column break, click at the desired position. To delete a column break, click on the existing line.

Refer to Text Import Wizard for more information.

Dialog Box Options

File Name

Displays the name of the file being imported.

File Preview

Displays a preview of the file being imported and lets you designate the locations of the column breaks in your data file.

Set the field widths by clicking in the preview pane to indicate the locations of columns breaks. As you click in various locations in the preview, vertical lines appear, representing column breaks. To remove a column break, click on the vertical line that represents the column break. The vertical lines disappear when you click on them.

The grid at the top of the preview pane indicates the character-count across the file. The file preview uses a mono-spaced font.

The preview on this dialog shows a maximum of 9 lines. However, the 9-line limit applies only to the preview, not to the actual import. The entire file is processed when you import a file with the Text Import Wizard.

If you are importing a non-uniform file (refer to the Record Format option on the Text Import Wizard - Step 1 dialog), the preview shows only lines that satisfy the Include settings from the Text Import Wizard - Non-Uniform Record Information dialog.

If you are importing a uniform file (refer to the Record Format option), the preview shows 9 consecutive lines of the file, beginning at the row specified in the Start Import at Row option on the Text Import Wizard - Step 1 dialog.