Mathematica 6 specific Import[ ] problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg80984] Mathematica 6 specific Import[ ] problem*From*: Alex <axel.kowald at rub.de>*Date*: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 05:43:20 -0400 (EDT)

Hello everybody, I try to import tab separated data from a filed called bla.txt. Import["bla.txt","TSV"] works in principle but tries to convert the file content into numbers. One of my entries is the string "1E20", which is falsely converted to 1e20. In Mathematica 5 I could say Import["bla.txt","TSV",ConversionOptions- >{"Numeric"->False}] , but how can I achieve this under Mathematica 6 ?? ConversionOptions doesn't exist anymore and Import["bla.txt",{"TSV", "Numeric" -> False}] gives the error: Numeric->False is not a valid format or element specification. Expecting a string, list, or integer. Finally, Import["bla.txt", "TSV", "Numeric" -> False] is also not working because Import only accepts 2 arguments. Any help is welcomed, Axel