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Reading a text file - LF vs CRLF

Reading a text file - LF vs CRLF

Reading a text file - LF vs CRLF

I am reading a comma-delimited file that was exported from Excel. One of the columns has embedded Line Feeds (x'0a'), and when I read it in with VBScript, the text in that column is, naturally, broken into separate lines where the Line Feed character is.

The end of the record has, as you'd expect, a CRLF - x'0d0a'.

So my question: Is there a way to read a line of text, recognising the CRLF, but ignoring the lone LF? I want the entire record, which started life as a row in a spreadsheet, to be read as a single record, not broken up.

When I open the file in Notepad, it ignores the LF (It's still there, as a little square character, but the line is not broken.). Is there some nifty VBscript option or method that can do this?

RE: Reading a text file - LF vs CRLF

After loading the string into Text variable, you can get an array of rows with:
v = Split(Text, vbCrLf)


RE: Reading a text file - LF vs CRLF

Use the Replace function to replace it with something else, or nothing at all


sLine = Replace(sLine, vbLf, "something") 

RE: Reading a text file - LF vs CRLF

Thanks combo and Gitarzan, I ended up having to use both your suggestions.

I used ReadAll to read the entire file in as one long string.

Replacing the vbLF affected the vbCRLF as well, which resulted in no end-of-line markers at all, so first I Replaced all vbCRLF with a random string ("&Hfedc" - not likely to be found anywhere), then Replaced vbLF with a space, then used Split with &Hfedc as the delimiter.

Problem solved!

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