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XADM: How to Specify a Tab or Space as Separator in .csv File

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SUMMARY
When you use Directory Import and Directory Export on the Tools menu in theMicrosoft Exchange Administrator program, it is possible to use a space ortab as the separator for the .csv file.
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If you are performing a command line import or export (ADMIN /i orADMIN /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 lineshould be the following:
admin /i user.csv /o import.ini
where the IMPORT.INI file has the following:
   [Import]   ColumnSeparator=09				

If you are exporting to an existing .csv file that contains a separatorother than what is specified by ColumnSeparator, the columnseparator willbe ignored. In this case, you should export to a new file.
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Article ID: 152472 - Last Review: 09/30/2013 22:21:01 - Revision: 3.3

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