Import Text Files with VBA- How to set TextFilePlatform to a code page


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Mar 17, 2010

I am writing a macro that changes the filepath for an existing text file import as a QueryTable. I want to set the connection parameters to variables and reapply them with a different filepath.

Dim DataType() as Variant
Dim Platform as Integer
Dim TableCell As Range
Dim TabDelimiter as Boolean, CommaDelimiter as Boolean

Set TableCell = Wksht.Range("A10")           
ReDim DataType(1 To UBound(TableCell.QueryTable.TextFileColumnDataTypes))
DataType = TableCell.QueryTable.TextFileColumnDataTypes
TabDelimiter = TableCell.QueryTable.TextFileTabDelimiter
CommaDelimiter = TableCell.QueryTable.TextFileCommaDelimiter
Platform = TableCell.QueryTable.TextFilePlatform

With Wksht.Range("A10").QueryTable
    .Connection = ConnectPath
    .TextFileColumnDataTypes = DataType
    .TextFilePlatform = Platform
    .TextFileParseType = xlDelimited
    .TextFileTabDelimiter = TabDelimiter
    .TextFileCommaDelimiter = CommaDelimiter
End With
This works fine for all parameters except TextFilePlatform. I want to set it to the code page (eg. 437 for IBM-PC, 65000 for Unicode)

VBA help says that

XlPlatform can be one of these XlPlatform constants.

and .QueryTable.TextFilePlatform has a number that refers to one of these constants.

However, the macro recorder assigns a code page number to the TextFilePlatform property.

How do I assign a variable to original code page and not have it reset to the default Windows (ANSI)?

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