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Missing leading zeros on parsed CSV File - Schema.ini not working for me

Hi All,

I am having a problem with leading zeros being stripped from fields in a CSV
file when I bring them in using Jet/OleDB. In VB.Net/VS 2008, I am accessing
a CSV file like so:

sSQL = "SELECT * FROM [" & sFileName & "]"
sConnStr = "Provider=Micro soft.Jet.OLEDB. 4.0;Data Source=" & _
Microsoft.Visua lBasic.FileIO.F ileSystem.GetPa rentPath(msFile ) &
_
"\;Extended Properties=""te xt;HDR=No;FMT=D elimited"";"

CreateSchemaIni File(sFileName, sPath) 'creates my Schema.ini file

oConn = New System.Data.Ole Db.OleDbConnect ion(sConnStr)
oConn.Open()
oDA = New System.Data.Ole Db.OleDbDataAda pter(sSQL, oConn)
oDA.Fill(oDS)
With FileSystem.Open TextFieldParser (msFile)
msFileHeader = .ReadLine()
.Close()
End With

To set each column to a text format so I can retain any leading zeros, I
dynamically create a Schemal.ini file that looks something like this (first
few rows):

[ImportMe_TestLe adingZero.csv]
Format=CSVDelim ited
MaxScanRows=1
ColNameHeader=F alse
CharacterSet=OE M
Col1="PersonID" Char
Col2="First Name" Char
Col3="Middle Name" Char
Col4="Last Name" Char

In the Schema.ini file, I have tried both "Char" and "Text" as the format
descriptor for each column.

My simplified CSV file looks like this:

"PersonID","Fir st Name","Middle Name","Last Name"
00334,Jimbo,J,J ones

With this setup, if I reference the first field, the PersonID comes in as
334. However, if I change my CSV by putting double quotes arround the
PersonID value (like "00334"), it then comes in correctly with the leading
zeros. Unfortunately I have no control over the source file so I cannot add
the double-quote field qualifiers. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to
bring the values correctly with the leading zeros? For what it's worth, I've
also set the registry key like this (below), but to no avail:

Hkey_Local_Mach ine/Software/Microsoft/Jet/4.0/Engines/Excel/ImportMixedType s=Text

TIA for your help.
Oct 3 '08 #1
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