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Unsure how to convert an ASCII file to an Excel file

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by correaletory, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. correaletory

    correaletory Thread Starter

    Dec 18, 2018
    Hi, I am not particularly tech savvy and I'm trying to export contacts from an outdated Customer Management program into a csv file so I can upload them into a more current program. You can only export them into an ASCII format and I have no idea how to sort it out in excel. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you in advance.
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    Is this by chance a "Delimited text file"?
    If so it will a comma between each entry of the contact. Each contact will be on a separate line.

    This will be a plain text fine that can be opened in any plane text editor.

    It may be helpful if you were to post an small file as an attachment?
  3. OBP

    OBP Trusted Advisor

    Mar 8, 2005
    If you output the file you can then view it with a free program called FreeFileViewer that can read just about any file.
    It will show you how the file is structured which will assist you in doing as DaveA suggests.
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