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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.
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.iniwhere the IMPORT.INI file has the following:
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.
Article ID: 152472 - Last Review: September 30, 2013 - Revision: 3.3