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March 1, 2018 at 5:35 pm

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

March 1, 2018 at 5:36 pm

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

March 1, 2018 at 6:05 pm

Hi Mr. Jones
Yes it is.

March 1, 2018 at 6:15 pm

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.

March 1, 2018 at 6:27 pm

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


March 1, 2018 at 9:06 pm

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