I found this question from 2004 but it has expired so I could not quote or reply to it. It can be found at Open file search and import text file This was the question:
I'm looking for some code that i can attach to a command bar which allows the user to browse and search for any text file on their C:Drive and then import it. I think i can work out the import using the data import wizard and macro recorder.
The original person said they can work out the import using the wizard, but my users are not tech savvy and therefore I was wondering if I could automate the text file showing up in the excel sheet ( named 'Import') after selecting the text file (instead of going to the wizard). I have attached a sample text file for an example (first row being a header)
I am new to VBA coding. My boss recently handing me a task where I have to take data which is stored in thousands of fwd files and import it into spread sheets. This can be read with notepad as plain text. This data has about 35 lines of heading info i need to skip. The data i need transfered is stored in columns and each data row is tagged at the beginning with the letter D and comment lines begin with the letter C. The heading info has no such tags.The data is space delimited. Further, some of the columns of data need to be omitted in the spreadsheet. Each data.fwd file gets its own spreadsheet meaning each time i import data i start with a fresh template.xls to import into. The format of the spreadsheet is the same as the format the data is presented in the text file with ten columns, except the text has twelve and two of them need to be omitted.
One more thing, I need to be able to push a button and query the file to import.
I am trying to automate in VBA the process of importing of txt file to Excel range. The columns widths are not static. So I can't use recoded code of Text to Column wizard process as columns alignment arguments, (ie FieldInfo:= Array(Array(0, 1) would need to be changed daily. I have also tried to import the text in one column and then apply a code of TextToColumns to automatically split the text by multiple columns. But some of the text would be moved to the left under wrong column titles. I think this is because the text is not tab or comma delimited. It's just aligned using multiple spaces.
Is it possible to write a code to split the text by columns based on alignment of 2 first rows. For example, import rows 6 and 7 from the text in one column, then apply texttocolumn method like this:
I'm trying to automate the process of exporting a range of cells to a text file. I think the Print# command will work because I don't want the quotes at the end of each line. Each range of cells will be a separate text file, and I want to save and name the file according to the column it's in. This bit of code from dominicb seems to be what I'm looking for, in principle.
I have a workbook with many spreadsheet named Sheet1, Sheet2 and so on. Each sheet is filled completely upto 65536 rows. This data is being picked up from a CSV file. In this file there are sites with each site there is a assciated set of data. What happens is the data that extracts data does not differntiate between sites and when it reaches to the end of worksheet it splits the data into next sheet. So I am trying to create a macro to check each spreadsheet starting with the last sheet in the work book for example last sheet in the workbook is seven it should go to sheet6 and if there is a blank row after row 64000 it should cut all the rows and move them to sheet7. Then it should goto sheet5 and do the same and keep on doing it until it reaches sheet1.
I have a macro which imports data from a mainframe dump text file and performs 'Text to Columns' on the imported data so that formula in the spreadsheet can act on the data. The code works perfectly well when I use it, but if a different user logs on and performs exactly the same mainframe dump and import macro the Text to Columns action splits the raw data in a different way and the result is that the split renders the formulae useless.
I've experimented a little and for some reason it appears that the 'Field Info' parameters which are produced when the Text to Columns function is recorded in a macro differ between users even though the raw data is exactly the same.
I have a lot of txt. files you would like to imported automatically via VBA code text file is always the same need only certain data in these two rows which is the red just want this data
it is copied from txt. files in Excel so that I had with the click of a button you obtain all the information and through this button you looking for the folder in which the data next would have 2 lines one would be the computer name of one folder and the user can more This would also be the folder in which the data were computer name to the main folder subfolder, users, and wanted to let me read the particulars of which are in the name of the computer and the user. for example. computer name of the user
I recorded the following macro but it only imports files with a specific name. Can someone change the code to allow it open the specific file loaction where I may choose which .txt file I want to import.
I have imported a tab delimited text file into excel. One of the columns consists of a string of text - a comment section. Within this column, there are periods and for some reason it seems that Excel is treating these periods as row separators. how I can prevent Excel from separating the text into rows?
I am trying to figure out a problem. So far without any results. As an Intern at a company, every week I receive a .txt which I have to import and reformat in Excel. Every week this means several hours of work, so I decided to see if this process could get automated. Or at least partially. I was wondering if any of you could give me a hint how to do this, or where to start. Attached you will find the raw .txt data and the format it should get in Excel.
I need 3 columns - Title - HD - Channel. If no value for HD, the field would be blank.
Data looks like this in txt file: > A&E HD 265 > ABC Family HD 311 > Altitude Sports and Entertainment HD 681 > American Movie Classics (AMC) 254 > Animal Planet HD 282 > BBC America 264 > BET Jazz 330 > BYU TV 374 > Big Ten Network HD 220 > Black Entertainment Television (BET) 329 > Bloomberg Television 353 > Boomerang 298
Needs to look like this in Excel > Should look like: > A&E HD 265 > ABC Family HD 311 > Altitude Sports and Entertainment HD 681 > American Movie Classics (AMC) 254 > Animal Planet HD 282 > BBC America 264
I have a software application that imports audio files and writes information about these files to text files. I'm trying to write and Excel/VBA application that will parse and import the data contained in these files. find a sample of one of these files attached. The big hurdle I am facing is I cannot figure out how to parse this file - the delimiter keeps changing as throughout the file (see example below):
I have this text file that gets sent to me, and i want to be able to re-organize the horible set up (see Import tab) into the proper format (see Reorganized tab) using Macros. There are many variables, such as the number of part numbers, the number of problems can all vary. As well as the number of claims. I don't even know where to begin. See attached file as a sample.
I'm back to ask the gods how can I import data from a .txt file every 2 minutes without me actually hitting refresh everytime? Is there some code that will import it or that will refresh it every 2 minutes?
I have a text file and need to convert into excel output using macro with a few selection item. Im attached a text file at least u know what how the text file look. In the text file, please ignore the 1st page(introduction page). In page 2 onward, what i want macro to run is to sort the items to excel into each column like 'BOOKINGNO',P.DELIV','CNTRNO','TYPE','INCOMING VSL','VOY','L. PORT'.
I'm trying to automate an Excel macro. I need a way to select the latest .txt file from the Import Data dialog box.
I currently have a "CHDIR" at the beginning of the macro that sets the active directory. When I make the "Import Data" pick I am in the proper place. Now if I can only sort the list of .TXT files by date, select the first file in the list and hit ok to continue I'd be off and running.
I have a text file that contains two rows of data for a single record. when I open the file up in excel, it puts each row into column A. What I need to do is put the 2nd row and combine it with the data in the first row so that i can then run the text to columns wizard and put all the data into its own column.
Is it possible to write a macro that can import VBA code in a text file then execute it? I need this functionality as I have produced a corporate spreadsheet template that goes out to many people and I will need to be able to update it as requirements change once it has been distributed. So my idea was to build a macro in the template that has the code in it to import the "update code" from a text file that I would send to all the folks that have the template. If the template was centralized, that would save me from this issue but it is however going to be distributed widely.
I have recorded the following macro to import a text file. code or show a new way of importing the same. Also i can't figure out how to remove the unwanted rows and unwanted headers after importing the text fle.