Part Error

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg91703] Part Error*From*: ouadad <desmier.pe at forces.gc.ca>*Date*: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 02:05:41 -0400 (EDT)

I just want to import some data that consists of unequal column lengths but whenever I try to extract a column, I get a partw error and Mathematica wants to tag on blank cells so that the columns are the same length. Why is it so difficult to just extract the data I want?