Tab delimited Text into Excel using VBA

I am building a basic program that requires excel to read and import data from a tab delimited notepad file onto a worksheet. The notepad file has 5 columns with a sample line looking like this:

YM SELL 127 12600.25 1/2/2009

My code is below. I think I am either:
1.) Assinging the data types incorrectly
2.) Starting each parse from the 1st column (column 'A') of every line of the text file instead of column A, B, C, D, or E (columns 1-5 on the text file respectively) because it gives me an "over flow error."
OR 3.) Both

No one online seems to be able to answer this question, but I feel like I am making a stupid mistake that an expert would be able to notice.

Sub ReadTextFile()
Dim A As String * 2, B As String * 4, C As Integer, D As Single, E As Date
Dim iRow As Long
Dim Fname As Variant
Fname = Application.GetOpenFilename("Text Files (*.txt),*.txt", , _
"Select Text Data File")
If Fname = False Then Exit Sub

Open Fname For Input As #1
iRow = 1
Do While Not EOF(1)
Input #1, A, B, C, D, E
Cells(iRow, 1) = A
Cells(iRow, 1) = B
Cells(iRow, 1) = C
Cells(iRow, 1) = D
Cells(iRow, 1) = E
iRow = iRow + 1
Close 1
End Sub

I would greatly appreciate any insight you might have!



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