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Tabs replaced by spaces in e-mails?

By kkishi ·
Why are tabs replaced by spaces in e-mail attachments? We wish to import data in tab delimited format into a database, but some of the data files we receive have their tabs replaced by spaces, and there is no apparent relationship to the number of tabs and spaces.

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by DKlippert In reply to Tabs replaced by spaces i ...

I don't believe it's a factor of being an attachment. The layout of the data file is determined by the application.
How is the file generated, and what is the application importing the data?

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by kkishi In reply to Tabs replaced by spaces i ...

Doug, you're right. The corruption occurred after changing our e-mail client from Eudora Light 3.06 to Eudora 5.1. Switching back to Eudora Light 3.06 fixed the problem. Thank you.

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by kkishi In reply to Tabs replaced by spaces i ...

The data is created using various applications and sent by e-mail from Macs and PCs. Most are generated by a FileMaker Pro database program that we distributed, but we cannot control the e-mail program used to send the data. We use Eudora 5.1 to receive the e-mail and import the data into FileMaker Pro.

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by kkishi In reply to Tabs replaced by spaces i ...

Before importing the data, we view it with Word 2000 to check it for proper formatting.

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