After January 3, 2008, all electronically filed reports uploaded to the FEC contain the ASCII 28 value as the field delimiter. The FEC Convert Tools have been created to facilitate the viewing of these reports. The tools provided on this page contain an excel macro (ViewFECfiling.xls) for converting uploaded *.fec reports to a MS Excel spreadsheet, and a conversion executable file (fs2comma.exe) to convert *.fec reports to a CSV (comma separated variable) file.
Download the Data Conversion Tools:
Click the following link fecload-update.fec.gov/dl/FECConvertTools.zip
This will open a download session window. Left click once on the "Save" button, select the desired location for saving the file, your Desktop for instance, and start the download.
Instructions: Viewing FEC Filings Delimited with the ASCII 28 Characters within Excel
Note: To save the filing in another format, Left Click the "File-->Save as" option on the menu bar
Instructions: Converting FEC Filings Delimited from the ASCII 28 delimiter to Comma Separated Variable (CSV)
Page last updated December 28, 2007