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Workflow: To Import a File Using a Wizard

This section describes the steps for using a wizard to import a file. This workflow assumes that you have already created a wizard that you can use for importing a particular file type.

  1. Invoke the Text Import Wizard Command.

  2. Specify the type of data the file contains (Data Type).

  3. Choose a wizard to use for importing the file (Wizard Name).

  4. Click OK to import the file.

  1. Choose the File > Text Import Wizard command.

    The Text Import Wizard dialog appears.

  2. With Wizard Name set to < New >, specify the appropriate Data Type and the name of the file you want to import.

  3. Click OK.

    The Text Import Wizard - Step 1 dialog appears.

  4. Set the Lines within Range or Lines within Relative Range to specify which lines in your file contain the actual data.

  5. Click Next.

    The Text Import Wizard - Step 2 dialog appears.

  6. Define how to apply filters, define original data type, and review defined filters.

  7. Click Next.

    The Text Import Wizard - Step 3 (Fixed Width) dialog appears.

    OR

    The Text Import Wizard - Step 3 (Delimited) dialog appears.

    Which dialog appears depends on the original data type you defined on the Text import Wizard - Step 2 dialog.

  8. Provide require information for the defined data type.

    The Text Import Wizard - Step 4 dialog appears.

  9. Define the contents of each column of data in the file that you are importing.

  10. Click Finish.