Simple powershell text to CSV convert issue

This topic contains 5 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Don Jones 2 months, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #94909


    I have apparently misunderstood something about converting txt to csv through powershell

    My txt file looks like this: The original looks the same but is much larger.

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    I would like some help to conert the text file to csv with comma as a delimeter.
    Here is my code:

    Get-Content C:\PS-import\TXT-TO-CSV.txt | ConvertTo-Csv | Export-Csv C:\PS-import\News.csv -NoTypeInformation
  • #94911

    Don Jones

    So, the only delimiter in the current file is a space between columns?

  • #94912


    Hi Mr. Jones
    Yes it is.

  • #94914

    Don Jones

    Then try:

    Import-Csv filename.txt -delim " " | Export-CSV filename.csv

    ConvertTo-CSV only works with structured objects, not text. Import-Csv can create structured objects, and you can give it delimiters other than a comma.

  • #94915


    Hi Mr. Jones
    Now the csv file looks like this, also it uses tabulator as delimeter, I forgot.


  • #94932

    Don Jones

    Well, if it's tab delimited, then you need to specify that as a delimiter. "`t" is a tab character.

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