elementary import

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg114085] elementary import*From*: Francisco Gutierrez <fgutiers2002 at yahoo.com>*Date*: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 05:58:48 -0500 (EST)

Dear group: This is a very basic import question. I've got this Excel spreadsheet, and to miantain my data ordered I have stored it in a drive different from C. It is called seg, and saved in drive J, in a folder called ejstat, so: J:/ejstat However, when I want to import it into Mathematica (7 or 8) I run into problems. For example: SetDirectory["J:"] Import["ejstat\seg.xls", "XLS"] does not work. I've tried other alternatives, to no avail. The solution must be irritatingly simple... Can somebody help me? Thanks Francisco