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 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 am trying to determine a way to quickly import data from text files into Excel and place data in suitable columns (under correct headings). I am thinking I could be asked which file to read and import doing them 1 by 1, or if there is an automated way to cycle through all the files that would be more efficient (filenames are variable).
From the text files I have attached I can tell the column headers and what data should go under each. Not sure how you would describe the delimiting on these files? Are these files in a format that VBA could be used to reduce manual copy and paste approach? I have about 300 of these files I want to extract the data from.
Note: the attached files are from a public access website.
I have a text file with no discernable format ( can't import into excel) that is too large to put all the data into an excel worksheet. This file is made to print out on a network printer.
I don't need all the info in the file, I would like to specify a variable, search the text file for the variable, then specify the amount of rows down to look for the data value and input the result into an excel spreadsheet.
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 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 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.
Sub DoIt() Application.Dialogs(xlDialogImportTextFile).Show End Sub
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'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.
Attached is a workbook that takes an imported text file, inserts rows with text.
It is SLOW, you can watch each line being inserted with the text, I would think with such a small sample dataset it would be much much quicker.
Information: See attached xls file.
On sheet1 is the imported data, sheet2 is a copy of the imported data so one can copy and paste to sheet1 as needed with out re-importing for test purposes and only for this query. (Sheets2 thru 3 are not used otherwise).
There is a command button on sheet one which will run macro "aaa". If you run this you will see how slow it is and exactly what it is doing.
I am simply looking for a way to speed this up, I have some files that are 10 times the size of the sample data and they take 10 or more minutes to run.